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Newbridge (Welsh: Trecelyn) is a town in the county borough of Caerphilly, south Wales,
The town is located within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire.
In medieval times what is now the separate townships of Abercarn, Cwmcarn and Newbridge were known as Abercarne, a manorial title which goes back to the Norman period. The three townships were also within the boundaries of the ancient parish of Mynyddislwyn and remained therein up until comparatively recent times.
Newbridge, as its name implies, was the name given by the people to land around the “new bridge” built across the Ebbw River towards the end of the 18th century. At this time Newbridge was a predominantly Welsh agrarian community of rural farms and sheep pasture with a low population count.
In the valley, the chief farms were Ty-Llydd, where the new vicarage now stands, Tynewydd, where the Newbridge Hotel stands, Ty-hir, the house which stands next to the Beaufort Arms, and the Newbridge Corn mill which stood near the…