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Subject: List of places in Monmouthshire, Raglan Hundred, Monmouthshire County Council, South Monmouthshire (UK Parliament constituency)
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Coordinates: 51°45′49″N 2°45′33″W / 51.76373°N 2.75923°W / 51.76373; -2.75923

Welsh: Cwmcarfan

Countryside at Cwmcarvan, pictured from the top of the church tower
OS grid reference SO476075
Principal area Monmouthshire
Ceremonial county Gwent
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MONMOUTH
Postcode district NP25
Dialling code 01600
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Monmouth
List of places
Cwmcarvan (Welsh: Cwmcarfan) is a small rural village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales. It is located 4 miles south west of Monmouth and about 4 miles east of Raglan, off the old A40 road not far from Trellech.

History and amenities

Church of St. Catwg

The church dates from the 13th or 14th century, in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, with some 16th-century features. It was heavily restored in the 1870s.[1] The dedication is to St. Catwg or Cadoc, a Welsh saint of the 6th century. There are porches on both the south and north sides, supposedly so that the squires of Cwmbychan and Trevildu within the parish did not have to enter through the same door as each other.[2]


The hill of Craig-y-Dorth, 1 mile north east of the church, was the site of a battle in 1404 between Owain Glyndŵr's rebels and English forces. According to the Annals of Owain Glyn Dwr, "Here the more part of the English were slain and they were chased up to the town gate [of Monmouth]".[3]

High Glanau

The house at High Glanau was built in 1923 for the writer and garden designer Henry Avray Tipping.[1]


External links

  • Genuki basic info on the village
  • Kelly's Directory 1901
  • Geograph photos of Cwmcarvan

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