Towns & Parishes
"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Dingat & St Mary's Church
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
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Llanddingad / Dingestow, St Mary's Church - records with the Gwent RO|
|Bishops Transcripts||1696, 1725-30, 1733-46, 1750-1818, 1820-64, 1874-90 - records with the NLW|
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 16 Dec 2011)
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