Rogiet


Rogiet

Rogiet is a village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, located between Caldicot and Magor, some 8 miles west of Chepstow and 11 miles east of Newport. It lies close to the M4 and M48 motorways, and the Second Severn Crossing. It is also the location of Severn Tunnel Junction railway station.

History

The village adjoins the Caldicot Levels. Its name is of uncertain derivation, and was formerly spelled "Roggiatt", "Roggiett" or "Roggiet". The first known lord of the manor was Godfrey de Gamage, who married Joan, the daughter of Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke, known as "Strongbow", in the 12th century.Joseph Bradney, "A History of Monmouthshire: The Hundred of Caldicot", 1933]

The village church is now dedicated to St. Mary, but in earlier centuries was dedicated to St. Hilary. Much of the church dates from about the 14th century, and was restored in the 19th and early 20th centuries.John Newman, "The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire", 2000, ISBN 0-14-071053-1]

Rogiet railway station, on the Gloucester to Newport line, was renamed Severn Tunnel Junction station when the tunnel carrying the South Wales Main Line between Cardiff and London was opened in 1886.

The village underwent major expansion in the late 20th century, following the development of nearby Caldicot and Magor as suburban housing areas for those working in Newport, Cardiff and Bristol.

Llanfihangel Rogiet

The hamlet and separate parish of Llanfihangel Rogiet is located immediately west of Rogiet itself, and derives its name from the Welsh name for the church of St. Michael ("Llan"-"f/mihangel"). It was established before the Norman invasion, but the current church again dates from about the 14th century, with much later rebuilding, and contains medieval tombs. Unlike Rogiet, Llanfihangel has remained relatively untouched by modern development.

References

External links

* [http://www.rogiet.org.uk/ Rogiet explorer]
* [http://www.Magor.IsConnected.net/ Community website for Magor & Undy]
* [http://www.cefnpennar.com/llh_rog_stmary/index.htm Monumental Inscriptions for Rogiet]
* [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~familyalbum/kroggiet.htm Kelly's Directory 1901]
* [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=8627&st=Roggiett Historical information]
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/browse.php?p=168648 Geograph photos of the Rogiet area] ]
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