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DINGESTOW, Monmouthshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"DINGESTOW, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Ragland, in the county of Monmouth, 2 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."

"GRACEDIEU PARK, an extra parochial place in the lower division of the hundred of Ragland, county Monmouth, 3 miles S.W. of Monmouth. A monastery of the Cistercian order was founded here in the 13th century."

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


(Last updated - Gareth Hicks  - 17 Feb 2009)

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