"MONKSWOOD, an extra parochial liberty in the lower division of the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 3 miles W. by N. of Usk, its post town, and 4 N.E. of Pontypool. It is situated on the river Usk. The village is small, and wholly agricultural. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £80. The Duke of Beaufort is impropriator." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
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 built after 1851.
Monkswood Extra Parochial; Statistics; Area 1030 acres; Population 85 males, 85 females, total 170
Monkswood Chapel "Supposed to be a chapel planted by the Monks of Tintern Abbey though there are no data to establish this" Attendance - afternoon 30 + 12 'children' 1 service in English J P R Shepard, Minister
Family Search have an interactive map called "England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851" showing parish (and other) boundaries with optional background maps such as Ordnance Survey. There is also a Search facility, do read the guidance notes to get maximum benefit from this useful resource. See here for further background information to assist in the interpretation of this data
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 SO347027 (Lat/Lon: 51.719207, -2.946674), Coed-Y-Mynach / Monkswood which are provided by: