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Machen, Caerphilly

Machen is a large village 3 miles east of Caerphilly, south Wales, situated in the Caerphilly borough within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire. It neighbours Bedwas and Trethomas, and forms a council ward in conjunction with those communities. It lies on the Rhymney River.
Administrative CountyCaerphilly
Traditional CountyMonmouthshire
OS GridST2189
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGwent
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01633

Machen, Caerphilly in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Machen, par. and ry. sta., partly in Glamorgan, but chiefly in Monmouthshire, on river Rhymney, partly in town of Risca, 5207 ac., pop. 2732; P.O., T.O.; contains, in the Monmouthshire section, the townships of Lower Machen and Upper Machen - Lower Machen, 2000 ac., pop. 1036; Upper Machen, 2485 ac., pop. 1448; the sta. is 7¾ miles W. of Newport; in vicinity is Machen Plas, seat; Machen has coal, iron, &c.

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