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Basaleg / Bassaleg

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"BASSALEG, a parish in the upper and lower divisions of the hundred of Wentllooge, in the county of Monmouth, 3 miles to the W. of Newport. It is situated on the river Ebw, and contains the hamlets of Duffryn, Craig, and Rogerstope. It is a station on the Western Valleys branch of the Monmouthshire railway. The Monmouthshire canal passes through the parish." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



  • Bassaleg recollections : of Harry Charles Harris, Joan Lougher, F. Joseph Broom, Grosvenor & Dorothy Harris, Robin Williams, excerpts from Between Mountain & Marsh by J. Antony F. Pickford (1946), Gwilym's garden-third edition enlarged (1892) by Gwilym Maesaleg . Newport, Gwent : Starling, 1983. 107p.

    Coplestone-Crowe, B. The foundation of the priories of Bassaleg and Malpas in the twelfth century. Monmouthshire Antiquary 14 (1998), p. 1-13.


Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by  I.G  Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.  Check with  Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches built after 1851.

Bassaleg parish; consisting of the hamlets of Duffryn, Graig and Rogerstone. Parish statistics;  Area 6955 acres;  Population 1095 males, 1067 females, total 2159

  • Graig Hamlet
  • Bassaleg Parish Church, St Basil. -    Attendance - morning 150+57 scholars, evening 119   Two services in English      Hugh Williams, Vicar.
  • Wesleyan Meth. Chapel. - Erected 1842.   Attendance - afternoon 54, evening 84 (inc. Sunday Scholars)     Thomas Rowland, Class Leader, Shoemaker, Py corner
  • Bethel, Particular Baptist. -  Erected 1825   Attendance - morning 126+5 scholars, evening 170+25 scholars.    ("There is at present no stationed minister in consequence of which the Congregation is less in number this last three months")     William Treherne Rees, Deacon, Holly House, nr Newport.
  • Rogerstone Hamlet
  • Bethesda Baptist Chapel. - Erected before 1800     Attendance - morning 212, afternoon 116 scholars, evening 300.      ("Our neighbourhood at present is visited with fever and scarletina which prevents our members and hearers from attending divine worship as usual to a great extent")   Thomas Thomas, Minister, Bassaleg.
  • Ebenezer Independents. - Erected 1832.      Attendance - morning 20, afternoon 27+50 scholars, evening 40.  ("The state of the cause is rather low, the finances are not adequate to its support")       Evan Pryse, Manager, Pye Corner, Bassaleg.

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re

  • St Basil's Church
  • Bethel Baptist Chapel, Penylan Rd, Pentre-poeth

The Rectorial Benefice of Bassaleg

Bassaleg Church - on People's Collection Wales


    Church Records

    See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

    • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
      Basaleg / Bassaleg, St Basil's Church - records with the Gwent RO
      Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
      1742-62, 1768-1908 1743-1922 1933-50 1742-62, 1768-1922
      Bishops Transcripts 1725-31, 1735-75, 1777-1876 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

    Description and Travel

    Bassaleg - on wikipedia  and wicipedia

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    Historical Geography

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    • Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site
      • Bassaleg School function. 
      • Graig School, Bassaleg, school trip
      • Bassaleg School Governors group including Mr. and Mrs. Mel Rees. 
      •  Bassaleg School Rugby team, under 14s, 1966/67.

    Social life and Customs

    Bassaleg School Rugby team. - on the People's Collection Wales site