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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)
- 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.
- Baptist Church, Castleton, Other
- Cas-Bach, Castleton, Other
- Castleton, Castleton, Other
- Castleton, Castleton, Other
- Methodist Chapel, Castleton,, Methodist Chapel, Castleton,, Castleton, Other
- Seion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Castleton,, Seion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Castleton,, Castleton, Other
- St Mary's Church, Marshfield, St Mary's Church, Marshfield, Marshfield, Other
- Sunday School, Black Town,, Sunday School, Black Town,, Black Town, Other
- Sunday School, Castleton,, Sunday School, Castleton,, Castleton, Other
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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
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.
[Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
Maerun / Marshfield, St Mary's Church - records with the NLW
|1653-1713, 1715-27, 1732-5, 1742-1938
||1653-1713, 1715-27, 1732-5, 1742-1913
||1653-1713, 1715-27, 1732-5, 1742-1812
||1725-1867 - records with the NLW
You can see pictures of Maerun / Marshfield which are provided by:
- Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348. Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST259822 (Lat/Lon: 51.533776, -3.069732), Maerun / Marshfield which are provided by: