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"CALDICOTT, 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 situated in a fertile district on the N. bank of the river Severn, near the South Wales railway, and is crossed by the Pill, a small stream which falls into the Severn. The whole level tract extending westward from this place to the mouth of the Usk is called Caldicott Level, and was first reclaimed, drained, and cultivated by the monks of Goldcliff. It was formerly called the Moors, and was frequently inundated."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
- Birbeck, Thomas T. Caldicot and district : old houses and families. Chepstow : Chepstow Society, 1978. 54p.
- Birbeck, T T. Caldicot Castle. [Chepstow] : Chepstow Rural District Council, 1965,1969(printing) 36p.
- Birbeck, T T. Sword and ploughshare : the story of the De Bohuns and Caldicot. Chepstow : Chepstow Society,  180p.
- Bradney, Joseph A. A history of Monmouthshire : from the coming of the Normans into Wales down to the present time. Vol.4.; Pt.1.; Pt.1,; The hundred of Caldicot. Cardiff : Merton Priory Press, 1994. 148p.
- Caldicot Methodist Church 1895-1995. Caldicot : Caldicot Methodist Church, 1995. 37p.
- Cliffe, Stuart. Llanthony Secunda Manor, Caldicot. Gwent Local History 78 (1995), p. 33.
- Gant, Robert A note on the employment and migration of Severn Tunnel construction workers Gwent Local History vol 41 1976 Welsh Journals Online
- Gant, R L Dr. Caldicot, 1840-1975: a study in village development Gwent Local History vol 44 1978 Welsh Journals Online
- Grant, Robert. Caldicot wireworks, 1871 : a study in social geography. Gwent Local History vol 58 1985 Welsh Journals Online
- Grant, Robert. Industrial change in Caldicot and Portskewett : an analysis of marriage registers, 1840-1920. Gwent Local History vol 62 1987 Welsh Journals Online
- Jones, Malcolm. Caldicot and the villages of the Moor in old photographs : including the villages of Portskewett, Sudbrook, Rogiet, Undy, Magor and Redwick. Volume 1. Abertillery : Old Bakehouse, 1995. 128p.
- Parry, Steven. Caldicot : a late Bronze Age maritime site in Gwent. Archaeology in the Severn Estuary (1990), p. 5-11.
- Peers, Graham. Caldicot & S.E. Gwent official guide. Bristol : Regional Publications (Bristol) Limited, 1989. 52p.
- Rose, Mollie. Caldicot and district official guide. Abergavenny : Regional Publications (Bristol), for the Caldicot Town Council, c1983. 56p.
- Strong, Peter. A large and growing district : Caldicot in the 20th century. [Caldicot] : [Caldicot Local History Society], 1999. 64p.
- Winter, W C. Caldicot National School : early days. Gwent Local History vol 72 1992 Welsh Journals Online
- Winter, W C. Caldicot Pill, 1881. Gwent Family History Society Journal 28 (1991), p. 13-14.
- Caldicot Chapel, Other
- Elim Bible Christian Chapel, Elim Bible Christian Chapel, Other
- Methodist Chapel, Caldicot, Methodist Chapel, Caldicot, Other
- Probable Site Of St Martin's Chapel, Trewyn, Probable Site Of St Martin's Chapel, Trewyn, Trewyn, Other
- St Bartholomew, Highmoor And Five Roads, St Bartholomew, Highmoor And Five Roads, Caerwent, Other
- St Mary's Church, Caldicot, St Mary's Church, Caldicot, Other
- St Paul, Caldicot, St Paul, Caldicot, Other
- Sudbrook Chapel;Holy Trinity Church, Sudbrook, Sudbrook Chapel;Holy Trinity Church, Sudbrook, Sudbrook, Other
- Trinity Presbyterian Church, Sudbrook ;Mission Hall, Sudbroo, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Sudbrook ;Mission Hal, Sudbrook, Other
You can also perform a more selective search for
churches in the Caldicot area
that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help
identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the
of the churches marked on a map.
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.
Caldicott Parish; Statistics; Area 3158 acres; Population 338 males, 323 females, total 661
- Caldicott Parish Church - Attendance - morning 90+45 scholars, afternoon 80+20 scholars 2 services in English "Almost half of the parish live at some distance from the church" E T Williams MA, Vicar
- Caldicott Wesleyan Chapel - Erected 1810 Attendance - morning 150 Henry James, Steward
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
- This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
[Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
Caldicot, St Mary's Church - records with the Gwent RO
||1725-39, 1741-61, 1763-1870, 1872-4, 1879-80 - records with the NLW
You can see pictures of Caldicot which are provided by:
- Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348. Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST484886 (Lat/Lon: 51.593826, -2.746320), Caldicot which are provided by: