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Coordinates: 51.7035° N -2.9019° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Usk
Statistics
Population: 2,318
Location
OS grid reference: SO375005
Latitude: 51.7035°
Longitude: -2.9019°
Administration
Principal area: Monmouthshire
Constituent country: Wales
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Other
Police force: Gwent Police
Ceremonial county: Gwent
Historic county: Monmouthshire
Post office and telephone
Post town: USK
Postal district: NP15
Dialling code: 01291
Politics
UK Parliament: Monmouth
European Parliament: Wales
Wales

Usk (Welsh: Brynbuga) is a small picturesque town in Monmouthshire, Wales, situated 10 miles northeast of Newport. The River Usk flows through the town and is spanned by an ancient, arched stone bridge at the southern entrance to the town. A castle above the town overlooks the ancient Anglo-Welsh border crossing - the river can usually be waded on foot even today. Usk won the Large Village award in the 2005 Britain in Bloom awards. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ (lambda),[1][2] describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is both a principal area and a traditional county in south-east Wales. ... Constituent countries is a phrase sometimes used, usually by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia (example here) and European institutions such as the Council of Europe... This article is about the country. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Gwent Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gwent) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the local authority areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen in southeast Wales. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Gwent as a preserved county since 2003. ... Wales has thirteen traditional counties (or vice counties). ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is both a principal area and a traditional county in south-east Wales. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... To see the list in alphabetical order see the categories UK Parliamentary constituencies and UK Parliamentary constituencies (historic). ... Creation 1536 MP David Davies Party Conservative Type House of Commons County Gwent EP constituency Wales Monmouth is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The European Parliament (formerly European Parliamentary Assembly) is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... Wales is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is both a principal area and a traditional county in south-east Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... The River Usk, Afon Wysg in Welsh, rises in the mountains of mid-Wales then flows south-east through Abergavenny and the eponymous town of Usk to the Roman legionary fortress of Caerleon and the Bristol Channel at Newport. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Britain in Bloom is a horticultural competition in the United Kingdom; organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, and currently sponsored by B&Q. It is entered by settlements; the winner is the settlement judged to have beautified itself best with the use of flowers and plants. ...

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Amenities

The current population is less than 2,500 and the town is known for its unusually abundant supply of pubs and restaurants and, for some reason, antique shops. Many people will make the drive from Newport and even further afield for a quiet meal away from the bustle of the city. The main street, which is the A472 road, is a narrow collection of old houses, restaurants, pubs, shops and businesses (some dating back to the 15th century), and it passes a tranquil town square. For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... The Old Washery Building on the A472 between Crumlin and Pontypool Congestion now just before the Old Crumlin road junction between Hafodyrynys and Pontypool The A472 is a road that runs from Treharris through Nelson, Ystrad Mynach, Maesycwmmer, Newbridge, Crumlin, Pontypool, Little Mill and Usk. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ...


Twin town

Usk was twinned with the German town Graben-Neudorf in Baden-Württemberg in 1980 and over the past few years there have been numerous visits between the two towns, with the Usk Youth Brass Band making its most recent visit in autumn 2006. In 2006 the colour scheme of Usk in Bloom was based on those within the crests of both Usk and Graben-Neudorf. Graben-Neudorf is a town in Northern Karlsruhe County in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Baden-Württemberg is a federal state in southwestern Germany to the east of the Upper Rhine. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


History

Usk was founded in AD 55 as the Roman legionary fortress of Burrium and was a thriving market town through Victorian times. It takes its name from the river - a name of uncertain origin but resembling many others in Britain (e.g. Exe, Esk). It may be related to Scottish uisge ("water"), and therefore to "whisky". As with some other towns in Wales (e.g. Abergavenny) it was assigned an unrelated Welsh name Brynbuga during the latter 20th century. For other uses, see number 55. ... Principal sites in Roman Britain Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Basic ideal plan of a Roman castrum. ... Burrium was a legionary fortress in the Roman province of Britannia. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Ascension to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Whisky, or whiskey, refers to a broad category of alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented grain mash and aged in wooden casks (generally oak). ... Abergavenny (signposted Welsh: ), meaning Mouth of the River Gavenny, is a market town in Monmouthshire, Wales. ...


Usk Castle, whilst hidden from view by its surrounding trees (planted in the early 20th century), is one of the few castles still privately owned and occupied. In 2005, the 600th anniversary of the battle of Pwll Melyn was commemorated by a son-et-lumiere show. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Usk was the birthplace of Adam of Usk. During the 'Welsh Revolt', in 1403, Owain Glyndŵr burnt Usk to the ground. The Battle of Usk (Pwll Melyn) in 1405 occurred when English forces routed their Welsh opponents causing much loss of life, including the execution of several hundred Welshmen. In 1678, Usk was the site of St David Lewis' martyrdom for his alleged part in the bogus Popish Plot of Titus Oates. Adam of Usk (1360 - ? ) was an English priest, canonist, and chronicler. ... Events July 21 - Battle of Shrewsbury. ... Seal of Owain Glyndŵr The Banner of the Arms of Owain Glyndŵr showing his parentage Owain Glyndŵr [], sometimes anglicised as Owen Glendower (1359–c. ... Events May 29 - Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmoreland, meets Archbishop Richard Scrope of York and Earl of Norfolk Thomas Mowbray in Shipton Moor, tricks them to send their rebellious army home and then imprisons them June 8 - Archbishop Richard Scrope of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, executed in... Events August 10 - Treaty of Nijmegen ends the Dutch War. ... The name David Lewis may refer to several people: David Lewis (philosopher) (1941-2001), an American-born philosopher famous for his theory of modal realism and his love for Australia. ... The Popish Plot was an alleged Catholic conspiracy. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


External links

  • Usk Town Council

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