"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 established 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
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: 51.719163, -2.946708), Coed-Y-Mynach / Monkswood which are provided by: