Llanddingad / Dingestow

"DINGESTOW, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Ragland, in the county of Monmouth, 2½ miles S.W. of Monmouth, by the Monmouth branch of the West Midland railway, on which it is a station. It is situate on the river Trothy, and contains Grace-Dieu Park. The parish is well wooded, and the surface diversified with hills. The soil is a stiff clay, and half arable. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff, value with the curacy of Tregare, £244, in the patronage of the Archdeacon and Chapter of Llandaff. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The charities amount to £3 per annum." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



  • Russell, Paul. What did Medieval Welsh scribes do? : the scribe of the Dingestow Court Manuscript. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 37 (1999), p. 79-96.


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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 established after 1851.

Dingestow Parish; Area (with Grace Dieu Park) 1930 acres; Population 114 males, 101 females, total 215

  • St Mary Dingestow Parish Church    Attendance - morning 58, afternoon 61   "Very few persons attended Church on the 30 in consequence of it being Midlent or Mothering Sunday on which day there is a custom of visiting relatives"     2 services in English     Thomas Morgan, Vicar

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Dingat & St Mary's Church


    Church Records

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    • 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.
      Llanddingad / Dingestow, St Mary's Church - records with the Gwent RO
      Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
      1742-1965 1742-1811, 1814-37 1824-1973 1742-1983
      Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-30, 1733-46, 1750-1818, 1820-64, 1874-90 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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