St. Arvans is a village in Monmouthshire, South Wales. Chapel Hill lies north of the village, Gaerllwyd to the west, Woolaston to the northeast and Chepstow to the south east. Nearby towns and villages include Tutshill, Itton, Newton Green, Devauden and Shirenewton.
The parish church is dedicated to St Arvan, who, according to tradition, supported himself through fishing in the River Wye for salmon, but drowned when his coracle capsized. There was apparently within the church for many years a stone carving showing a coracle and a salmon. A refurbishment and partial restoration took place in the 1980s when the carved ceiling of the chancel and sanctuary were finally decorated as they had originally been intended when the roof was renewed in the Victorian period. ....
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