The Community Website for the Village of Llanvair Discoed
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Llanvair Discoed (Welsh: Llanfair Is Coed) is a small village in Monmouthshire, south-
The village contains a small ruined castle, believed to have been built by the FitzPayn family, as lords of Llanvair Discoed, in the 13th century. The ruins of the castle are now situated within the boundaries of a private property. The last resident of the castle was a member of the Kemeys family who died defending Chepstow Castle. The Kemeys family owned and managed a lot of the land around the area, explaining why so many places have 'Kemeys' in the name. If you would like to know more about Llanvair Castle and other Welsh castles click here.
Immediately to the north of the village is Gray Hill with its standing stones and medieval village. From the 900ft (273m) summit there are wonderful views of the Severn Estuary, Wentwood Reservoir and the surrounding countryside.
Thank you to Gwyn Lewis, a former resident of the village for much of the information listed on the History page.
St Mary's Church
The Woodlands Tavern
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