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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)


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  • Caldicot Methodist Church 1895-1995. Caldicot : Caldicot Methodist Church, 1995. 37p.
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  • Gant, Robert          A note on the employment and migration of Severn Tunnel construction workers          Gwent Local History vol 41 1976         Welsh Journals Online
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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.

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

Church Records

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.
    Caldicot, St Mary's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
    1716-1888 1719-1837 1754-1812, 1900-35 1716-1812
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-39, 1741-61, 1763-1870, 1872-4, 1879-80 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Caldicot has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • 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:

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