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MALPAS, Monmouthshire

"MALPAS, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, 1 mile N.W. of Newport, its post town. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated on the Brecon canal, near the river Usk. There was formerly a Cluniac cell to Montacute Priory, in Somersetshire, founded by William de Balun in the reign of Henry I., which at the Dissolution was given to the Herberts. The land is nearly evenly divided between arable and pasture."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson İ2003]

 

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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.

Malpas Parish; Statistics; Area 988 acres; Population 153 males, 174 females, total 327

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