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"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."
"CASTLETON, a village in the parish of Marshfield, hundred of Wentlloog, in the county of Monmouth, 6 miles to the S.W. of Newport. It is situated near the border of Glamorganshire, not far from the South Wales railway, on which Marshfield is a station. This place was the site of a castle founded soon after the Norman Conquest, of which there are some slight remains. Near the village is a hill called Pen-y-Park-Newydd, on the top of which is an ancient round camp. The prospect from the hill is extensive and beautiful."
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 17 Feb 2009)
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