Towns & Parishes
"CAERWENT, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Caldicott, in the county of Monmouth, 5 miles to the S.W. of Chepstow, its post town. It is not far from the South Wales railway and the river Severn, and contains the hamlet of Crick. Caerwent is a very ancient place, and was the site of the Roman station called Venta Silurum, on the Via Julia. Parts of the walls still remain. They are from 9 to 12 feet thick, and enclose an area of 505 by 390 yards."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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.
Caerwent parish consisting of Caerwent and the hamlet of Dinham - Statistics; Area 1962 acres; Population 205 males, 215 females, total 420
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Caer-Went / Caerwent, St Stephen's Church - records with the Gwent RO|
|1704-13, 1752-1944||1706-13, 1753-1834, 1839-1970||1568-1713, 1752-1811, 1813-1915|
|Bishops Transcripts||1725-50, 1752-1881 - records with the NLW|
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 15 April 2015)
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