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LLANDDINGAD / DINGESTOW, Monmouthshire

"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."

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

 

Bibliography

Church History

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

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See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

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(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 16 Dec 2011)

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