Towns & Parishes
"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Coed-Y-Mynach / Monkswood, St Michael's Church - records with the Gwent RO|
|1783-1802, 1807-1961||1783-1837, 1839-1924, 1926-57||1866, 1871||1783-1804, 1807-1962|
|Bishops Transcripts||1813-19, 1821-63, 1865-9, 1874-1900 - records with the NLW|
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 8 April 2011)
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