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CHAPEL HILL (Abaty Tyndyrn / Tintern Abbey), Monmouthshire

"CHAPEL HILL, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Ragland, in the county of Monmouth, 4 miles N. of Chepstow, its post and railway town. It is situated on the river Wye. In the vicinity is the celebrated Tintern Abbey, which was founded by Walter de Clare in 1141. The inhabitants are chiefly iron-workers and agriculturists. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value 60, in the patronage of the Duke of Beaufort. The charities produce about 63 per annum."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

 

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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.

Chapel Hill Parish; Statistics; Area 820 acres; Population 265 males, 280 females, total 545

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