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Risca, Caerphilly

For alternate meanings: see Risca (disambiguation). Risca http://www. geograph. org. uk/photo/221804 is a town of approximately 11,500 people in South Wales, within the Caerphilly County Borough and the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire. It is today part of the Newport conurbation (which as a whole has a population of 140,200), though it is not a Ward of Newport City Council. Risca has a railway station, opened on the Ebbw Valley Railway in February 2008, after a gap of 46 years.
Post townNEWPORT
Administrative CountyCaerphilly
Traditional CountyMonmouthshire
OS GridST2490
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityGwent
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01633
Population11,455
 

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

Risca, town and par. with ry. sta., Monmouthshire, on river Ebbw, 6½ miles NW. of Newport - par., 1879 ac., pop. 3971; town (including also parts of the pars. of Machen and Mynyddyslwyn), 4370 ac., pop. 5556; P.O., T.O.; is a local government district, and has chemical works, tiuplate works, and collieries; the par. contains Risca House, seat.

Risca, Caerphilly in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

RISCA (St. Michael), a parish, in the union and division of Newport, hundred of Wentlloog, county of Monmouth, 5 miles (N. W. by W.) from Newport; containing 1072 inhabitants, many of whom are employed in collieries and fire-brick works. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £102; patron, the Vicar of Bassaleg; appropriator, the Bishop of Llandaff. The great tithes have been commuted for £80, and those of the incumbent for £49. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

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