History

Devauden and the nearby hamlet of Fedw or Veddw were originally clusters of illicit cottages built as a base by woodcutters, mule drivers, quarrymen and labourers linked to the wireworks at Tintern and the Angiddy valley.

 

Chepstow Park Wood is a deer park that belonged to Chepstow Castle and was developed in the medieval and Jacobean periods.

Anne Wareham of Veddw House Garden has researched the local history of Devauden.  

Here's a link to an article on her website.

John Wesley preached his first sermon in Wales on October 15, 1739.

James Davies (1765-1849) was schoolmaster at Devauden and played an important part in the development of the village during the early nineteenth century. 

Map of Devauden from 1886.

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