Searching for "BEDWAS"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    BEDWAS LG_Ward Parish-level Unit BEDWAS AND MACHEN UD (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    Bedwas Monmouthshire Bedwas , par. with ry. sta., Monmouthsh., and part in Glamorgan, 2 miles NE. of Caerphilly, 5057 ac., pop. 1782; contains Bartholomew
    BEDWAS Monmouthshire BEDWAS , a village and two hamlets in Newport district, Monmouth; and a parish partly also in Cardiff district, Glamorgan. The village Imperial
    CAERPHILLY Glamorgan Bedwas, and was constituted in 1850. Pop., 1,193. Houses, 264. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff Imperial
    CARDIFF Glamorgan Bedwas; the subdistrict of Llantrisaint, containing the parishes of Llantrisaint, Llantwitvairdre, Pentyrch, Pendoylan, St. Bride-super-Ely, Peterstone-super-Ely, and the parochial Imperial
    LLANDAFF Glamorgan Bedwas, and the p. curacies of Aberystruth Abertillery, Beaufort, Nantyglo, Bedwelty, Cwmgelli, Mynyddyslwyn, Abercarne, Penmaen, Llanhilleth, Rhymney, Tredegar, and Ebbw Imperial
    Lower Bedwas Monmouthshire Lower Bedwas , hamlet, Bed was par., Monmouthshire, 1 mile SW. of Bedwas sta. Bartholomew
    MONMOUTHSHIRE, or MONMOUTH Monmouthshire Bedwas; and alluvial deposits form the tract of the Caldicott and the Wentlooge Levels. Mica and lead ore are found Imperial
    MYNYDDYSLWYN Monmouthshire Abercarn.—The sub-district contains also Machen parish, and twohamlets of Bedwas. Acres, 25, 311. Pop., 10, 596. Houses, 2, 147. Imperial
    NEWPORT Monmouthshire Bedwas, Upper Bedwas, Lower Machen, Upper Machen, and Rhydgwern, the last electorally in Glamorgan; and the sub-district of Caerleon Imperial
    RUDDRY Glamorgan living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Bedwas, in the diocese of Llan-daff. The church is not good. Imperial
    Van (or Fan) Glamorgan Van (or Fan ), township, Bedwas par., Glamorgan, near Caerphilly, 862 ac., pop. 251. Bartholomew
    VAN, or Fan Glamorgan VAN , or Fan, a hamlet in Bedwas parish, Glamorgan: near Caerphilly. Acres, 825. Pop., 62 Houses, 11. Imperial
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