Llanvaches Community

The village is named after Saint Maches (Latin: Machuta), a daughter of Saint Gwynllyw or Woolos and sister of Saint Cadoc, who according to tradition lived a humble life as a shepherdess in the 5th century but was killed by robbers stealing her finest ram. Saint Tathan, Abbot of nearby Caerwent, to whom the murderers confessed their crime, built a church on the spot where she was killed, which became known as Merthyr Maches and later Llanfaches.

The parish church largely dates from the 14th century and is dedicated to Saint Dubritius (Welsh Dyfrig), with Bishops Transcripts dating back to 1725.

Useful Links 

Newport City Council
01633 656656
Gwent Police
999 - Emergency or 101 - Non Emergency
Marlow's Vets - Magor
01633 882277
Netherwent & Llanvaches WI
2021 Event Programme