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Gwynllŵg was a kingdom of mediæval Walesmarker and later a Norman lordship and then a cantref.

Location

It was named after Gwynllyw, its 5th century or 6th century ruler and consisted of the coastal plain stretching between the Rhymneymarker and Uskmarker rivers, together with the hills to the north. It was traditionally regarded as part of the kingdom of Glamorganmarker ( ), rather than that of Gwentmarker which extended only as far westwards as the River Usk. However, under the Laws in Wales Acts of 1535-42, the hundred was included with those situated to the east, to form the new county of Monmouthshiremarker.

Wentloog and St. Woolos

The name Gwynllŵg became a marcher lordship (alternatively called Newport). The name survives as 'Wentloogmarker' in the Wentloog hundred and in villages on the coastal plain such as Peterstone Wentloogmarker and St Brides Wentloogmarker. The name Pillgwenllymarker for a district of central Newport also contains a corrupted version of this name. The Caldicot and Wentloog Levels also take their name from the hundred.

The Cathedralmarker at Newportmarker is dedicated to Gwynllyw (corrupted to St. Woolos). The name survives as 'St. Woolos' as the general locality around the Cathedral.


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