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Wentloog Hundred

Wentloog (also known as Wentlloog and Wentllooge) was an ancient hundred of Monmouthshire. It was also known as Newport hundred.[1]

Wentloog
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Wentloog within Monmouthshire
Area
 • 183166,160 acres (267.7 km2)
History
 • OriginGwynllŵg
 • Created1542
Statushundred

It was situated in the western part of the county, bounded to the north by Brecknockshire; on the east by the hundreds of Abergavenny, Usk and Caldicot; on the south by the Bristol Channel, and on the west by Glamorganshire. Wentloog is an anglicisation of the Welsh Gwynllŵg, the name of the early kingdom and medieval cantref.

It contained the following ancient parishes:

The area is now administered by several local authorities, in particular Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly.

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  1. ^ "County: Monmouthshire, Wentloog (Newport) hundred: Subsidy granted by Parliament 1543 Jan 22 x May 12". 27 Oct 1544.

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