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Maerun / Marshfield

"MARSHFIELD, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, 5 miles S.W. of Newport, its post town, and 7 from Cardiff: It has a station on the Great Western line of railway. The village, which is small, is chiefly agricultural. The appropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £176, and the vicarial for one of £48. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £52, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is a large and ancient structure with stone stalls." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

Bibliography

  • Phillips, Roger      Religion on the moors: Nonconformity and education at Castleton and the Wentloog moors in the nineteenth century   Gwent Local History vol 57 1984     Welsh Journals Online
  • Smith, David.          Marshfield : an historical account and personal recollections of the life and times of a Great Western main line station. Welsh Railway Archive Supplement to Vol 1 (March 1994), p. 2-48.

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.

Marshfield Parish; Statistics; Area 1270 acres; Population 271 males, 255 females, total 526

  • Marshfield Parish Church Attendance - morning 26 + 9 scholars 1 service, Welsh and English alternately, by the curate Samuel Evans, Curate
  • Salem Particular Baptist Erected 1807 Attendance - morning 350 + 90 scholars; evening 640 + 56 scholars John Davies, Secretary, Castletown
  • Sion Calvinistic Methodist Erected 1836 Attendance - morning 18 + 15 scholars, evening 50 + 12 scholars Edward Cosslett, Steward, Castletown
  • Loft near The Mill, Castletown, Wesleyan Building erected before 1800; not used exclusively as a place of worship Attendance (average) morning 24, afternoon 20, evening 60 Thomas Maule, Steward, near the coach and horses, Castletown

    Church Records

    See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

    • 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.
      Maerun / Marshfield, St Mary's Church - records with the NLW
      Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
      1653-1713, 1715-27, 1732-5, 1742-1938 1653-1713, 1715-27, 1732-5, 1742-1913 1824-1952 1653-1713, 1715-27, 1732-5, 1742-1812
      Bishops Transcripts 1725-1867 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
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