Risca  Monmouthshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Risca like this:

RISCA, a village and a parish in Newport district, Monmouth. The village stands on the river Ebbw, the Crumlin canal, and the Sirhowy and Newport railway, 5½ miles W N W of Newport; is a thriving place, dependent chiefly on the collieries, tinplate works, and chemical works of Pontymister and Tydee; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office‡ under Newport, Monmouth. ...

The parish comprises 1,877 acres. Real property, £5, 825; of which £58 are in quarries, and £465in railway s. Pop. in 1851, 2,044; in 1861, 2, 744. Houses, 584. The property is divided among a few. R. House is a chief residence. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £102. Patron, the Vicar of Bassaleg. The church is good; and there are chapels for Baptists, Calvinistic Methodists, and Wesleyans.

Risca through time

Risca is now part of Caerphilly district. Click here for graphs and data of how Caerphilly has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Risca itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Risca, in Caerphilly and Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th June 2024

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