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BISHTON / TREFESGOB, Monmouthshire

"BISHTON, (or Bishopstone), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Caldicott, in the county of Monmouth, 6 miles to the E. of Newport. Caerleon is its post town. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £51, in the patronage of the archdeacon. The church is dedicated to St. Cadwalader."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson İ2003]


Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by   I.G   Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.  Check with  Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches built after 1851.

Bishton parish; Statistics; Area 1211 acres; Population 114 males, 104 females, total 218

Church Records

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(Last updated - Gareth Hicks  - 10 March 2011)

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