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MAERUN / MARSHFIELD, Monmouthshire

"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

 

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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.

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

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