Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Usk. You may be able to find further references to Usk in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Usk hundred Bartholomew
Usk river Bartholomew
Usk parliamentary borough Bartholomew
USK (The) a river Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Usk.

Place Type of entry Source
Glascoed township Bartholomew
GLASCOED a hamlet Imperial
Gwehellog township Bartholomew
GWEHELLOG a hamlet Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Usk within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Gilpin Monmouth to Llandovery 7
William Camden Hereford, Radnor, Brecon, Monmouth and Glamorgan 5
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 5: Usk and Caerleon 2
Charles Wesley Sept. 1- Dec. 31, 1748: Ireland and central Wales 2
William Gilpin Llandovery to Llandeilo 2
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 4: Coed Grono and Abergevenni 1
Charles Wesley 1749: Marriage to Sally Gwynne 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Llangeview 0 2
Llanbadog 0 2
Gwehelog Fawr 0 2
Llanllywel 0 2
Gwernesney 0 2
Monkswood 0 2
Trostre 0 2
Llangybi Fawr 0 2
Llangwm 0 2
Llandenny 0 2
Cemais Comawndwr 0 2
Llantrissent 0 2
Glasgoed 0 2
Coed Y Paen 0 1
Betws Newydd 0 2
Llandegveth 0 2
Llan Soe 0 2
Tredunnock 0 2
Rhaglan 4 3
Llanthewy Vach 0 2