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the village websmith - web design & services in & around Llandogo

Llandogo is a very attractive village nestling between wooded hillside roughly halfway between Monmouth and Chepstow, just north of Tintern Abbey. This stretch of the river Wye is considered to be one of the loveliest river valleys in Britain. William Wordsworth, who visited this area on many occasions, wrote about 'the cottages on the hills' and the 'wreaths of smoke' sent up in silence from among the trees.

The village of Llandogo derives its name from the founder of the church of St. Oudoceus, who was the third Bishop of Llandaff in the 6th century. The present church was built on the same site

Llandogo was a port before Chepstow and many of the local men were barge builders. In those distant days the village was open to much water traffic and had been so for centuries. The flat-bottomed Trow travelled the high seas then, carrying cargoes of bark and hazel hoops as far afield as Italy, and brining back barrels of sherry. The Llandogo Trow is immortalised by the name of a pub in Bristol to this day.

There is a multitude of varied, exciting, peaceful and interesting walks within the vicinity of Llandogo. The zigzag walk from the stream at The Sloop Inn via the Cleddon Road and up to the Cleddon shoots is quite spectacular. This area is a grade one area of special scientific interest

The small hamlet of Cleddon lies at the top of the walk and it was in Cleddon Hall that Bertrand Russell was born.

Llandogo was once an important docking point for small sailing vessels, which worked, between South Wales and Bristol. The Sloop Inn has a certain romantic and historic connection with a pub on the other side of the Bristol Channel at Bristol Docks called the 'Llandogoer Trow'. A trow was a small sailing barge, the last one of which has just been restored and will be moored at the Ironbridge Museum in Shropshire. For more information, please call us on the number shown, or click in the header of any page to email Littledean-forest-of-dean@villagewebsmith.co.uk.

Photo from Featured Project near Llandogo
St Peter's School in South Weald has saved a substantial sum on printing and duplicating through enlightened use of its website.

With a new website for the new year, your school can really brighten up its image, always a help in attracting new parents. Not only that, used to its best effect, your website can replace much of the printed and duplicated material currently sent home with pupils or sent out by post.

Our School Already Has a Website and We Have No Budget!

No budget? No problem! With Webinthebox? from The Village Websmith, there is a new pay as you go option that dramatically reduces the cash outlay for a new website. For a typical school Webinthebox? site, such as St Peter's Primary School, South Weald, this costs just ?30 per month - a pound a day! OK, we ask for the first 6 months in advance, but then you pay nothing until month 7. That is purely because all our costs are incurred at the beginning of the process, so smoothing out cashflow helps us keep costs down.

Already got a website? No problem! Starting with a facelift, we can take over the management of your existing site, adding our own content management system, keeping the bits you like and updating the bits you don't like in the process.

So What Does the School Get For Its Money?

  • Website creation and content transfer/upload/creation comprising (for example):
    • Home page
    • Essential information
    • Admissions Policy page
    • School Uniform page
    • Curriculum Aims page
    • BREEAM page
    • News and events
    • Calendar of Events page
    • Extra Curricular Activities page
    • Newsletter page/?blog
    • School Association Info page
    • School lunches menu
    • School Governors page
    • Photo/artwork gallery
    • Extended Services page
    • Document Download page
    • Enquiries Form page
    • Education Links page
    • Head Teacher?s Message of the Day page
  • Full content management system
  • Graphics suite creation
  • Choice of
    • Eight content updates per year
    • Eight content management coaching sessions per year
  • Website facelift and makeover every other year
  • Automatic hosting renewals
  • Automatic domain name renewals
  • Up to five mailboxes (if required)

Web & Internet Services Services Provided in:
  • Llandogo
  • Website
  • Web design
  • Search engine optimisation
  • SEO
  • Webvertising
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Promotion
  • Graphic design
  • Branding
  • Brochures
  • Exhibition graphics