Place:Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales

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NameUsk
Alt namesBrynbugasource: Wikipedia
Burriumsource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) p 173
TypeTown
Coordinates51.717°N 2.9°W
Located inMonmouthshire, Wales
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Usk is a small town in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, situated northeast of Newport.

It is located on the River Usk, which is spanned by an arched stone bridge at the western entrance to the town. A castle above the town overlooks the ancient crossing point. It developed as a small market town, with some industry including the making of Japanware, and a notable prison. In recent years Usk has become known for its history of success in Britain in Bloom competitions, winning the Large Village award in 2005. The resident population of the town in 2001 was 2,318.

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