St Michael's church
Michaelston-y-Fedw is a small rural village and parish to the west of the city of Newport, Monmouthshire. The ancient parish additionally extends over the Rhymney River into Glamorgan. The Monmouthshire portion forms the township of Michaelstone and contains the parish church. It is the smaller of the two, but the most populous, with a population of 217. The Glamorgan portion forms the township of Llanvedw, with a population of 196.
The name, which is a partial anglicization of the Welsh language Llanfihangel-y-fedw – meaning "church enclosure (of) Michael (in) the birches" – may also be seen spelt "Michaelstone-y-Fedw", "Michaelston-y-Vedw" and "Michaelstone-y-Vedw", the parish church being dedicated to Saint Michael.
The community is bounded by the Rhymney River to the west, the A48(M) motorway to the south, and the Pound Hill road to the north and east. It contains Michaelston itself as well as a small cluster of houses known as Michaelstone Bridge about a mile to the north.