Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Machen within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Machen, par. and ry. sta., partly in Glamorgan, but chiefly in Monmouthshire, on river Rhymney, partly in town of Risca, 5207 ac., pop. 2732; P.O., T.O.; contains, in the Monmouthshire section, the townships of Lower Machen and Upper Machen - Lower Machen, 2000 ac., pop. 1036; Upper Machen, 2485 ac., pop. 1448; the sta. is 7¾ miles W. of Newport; in vicinity is Machen Plas, seat; Machen has coal, iron, &c.