Kemeys Inferior

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Kemeys Inferior
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Kemeys Folly
Location: 51°37’26"N, 2°53’35"W
Population: 171
Post town: Newport
Postcode: NP18
Dialling code: 01633
Local Government
Council: Newport
Newport East
Newport West

Kemeys Inferior is a hamlet and ancient parish in Monmouthshire, located three miles north-east of Caerleon and 6½ miles south-west of Usk. The part of the parish nearest the River Usk forms part of the Usk Hundred while the rest forms part of the Caldicot Hundred.

An 18th-century folly stands in Kemeys Inferior. A former hunting lodge, the folly was built in 1712 by local landowner George Kemeys. It was converted into a luxury home in 2007 and featured on TV property show Grand Designs.[1] It is Grade II listed.

The mediæval parish church of All Saints used to stand between the River Usk and Kemeys Manor, but it was demolished in 1960-62 to make way for the A449 dual carriageway. The stone was used to build a new choir at St Woolos Cathedral in Newport.[2]

The parish includes part of the Celtic Manor 'Twenty 10' golf course, home of the 2010 Ryder Cup. The hotel itself is in the neighbouring parish of Christchurch.

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