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VISIT | Learn of Lord Rhonddha and the once mighty Llanwern Estate | Monmouthshire


The Landscape around Llanwern Church
The Landscape around Llanwern Church

Study the mark of a man who became 1st Lord Rhondda, David Alfred Thomas and the now lost Llanwern estate


A tribute to Lord Rhondda, a man whose role in World War One on the Home Front was hugely significant and his daughter, suffragette and writer


A remnant to the former grand estate of Llanwern


A throwback to the village of Llanwern before modern industrialisation




The weather-worn grave of Lord Rhondda
The weather-worn grave of Lord Rhondda

"...the legacy of a man, his daughter and an estate now gone..."



Description |


Llanwern Park no longer exists. The grand house demolished in the 1950s. It does seem strange from the church of St. Mary at Llanwern, as there seems to be an absence of its associated dwellings.


For this small church sits in quiet solitude away from the village. The absence of the great house does seem to rob this little place of some of its place in space and time; in history. But its legacy lives in the churchyard. For it leaves a little reminder of its life before it was lost.


For the once former owner of the house and estate lies buried in this tiny churchyard. David Alfred Thomas.







Directions and Map |


Find Llanwern church in the countryside outside Newport in south-east Wales


Longitude: -2.909721

Latitude: 51.586169


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