Ishlawrcoed  Monmouthshire


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

ISHLAWRCOED, a hamlet in Bedwelty parish, Monmouth; 7½ miles W of Pont-y-Pool. Real property, £10, 754; of which £2, 239 are in mines, and £31 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 2, 639; in 1861, 2, 962. Houses, 584. Coal and ironstone are worked.

The name "Ishlawrcoed" has not been found on a topographic map, including a search of the nineteenth century 1:10,560 and 1:2,500 maps on the site. The location is that of Rock Bedwelty, as the Imperial Gazetteer entry for Bedwelty describes Rock Bedwelty sub-district as 'coterminous' with Ishlawrcoed hamlet. A contributor to the Rootschat discussion forum gives this more detailed description, but without sources: "Although described as a hamlet, [Ishlawrcoed] was in fact a large district which covered the whole of the parish of Rock Bedwellty. ie Blackwood ,Argoed, Charlestown etc in the Tredegar (Sirhowy) valley. Also all areas over the mountain westwards to the Parish and County boundary which was the River Cefn forest, Pengam ,Aberbargoed and that small part of Bargoed which was situated to the east of the river Rhymney." (from 'Rhys', 12 June 2006;;topic=162661.0, accessed 31 Oct 2011). Additional information about this locality is available for Bedwellty

Ishlawrcoed through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th November 2021

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