Place:St. Mellons, Monmouthshire, Wales

NameSt. Mellons
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.527°N 3.104°W
Located inMonmouthshire, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Glamorgan, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Cardiff (principal area), Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoGwynllwg Commute, Monmouthshire, Walescommute in which it was located
Wentloog Hundred, Monmouthshire, Waleshundred in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

St. Mellons (Welsh: Llaneirwg) is now a "district" and suburb of southeastern Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. Historically in Monmouthshire, St. Mellons became part of South Glamorgan and Cardiff in 1974. It consists of Old St Mellons and a newer, much larger area of modern housing as well as business parks.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of St. Mellons from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"MELLONS (ST.), a village and a parish in the [registration] district of Cardiff and county of Monmouth[shire]. The village stands near the river Romney at the boundary with Glamorgan, 2½ miles W by S of Marshfield [railway] station, and 4¼ NE by N of Cardiff; and has a post office under Cardiff. The parish comprises 2,574 acres. Real property: £4,346. Population: 688. Houses: 137. The property is much divided. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Llanedarn, in the diocese of Llandaff. Value: £160. Patron: alternately the Bishop of Llandaff and the Dean and Chapter of Llandaff. The church is ancient but good. Charities: £15.

St. Mellons was the name of a rural district in Monmouthshire from 1894 until 1935 when it merged with Magor Rural District to become the rural district ofMagor and St. Mellons.

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