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"MOUNTON, a parish in the upper division of Caldicott hundred, county Monmouth, 1 mile S.W. of Chepstow, its post town. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated on a small rivulet which runs into the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the Severn. The village consists of a few farmhouses. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £87. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • Waters, Ivor. Mounton Valley paper mills near Chepstow. Chepstow : Moss Rose Press, 1987. 43p.

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.

Mounton Parish; Statistics; Area 407 acres; Population 31 males, 36 females, total 67

  • Mounton Parish Church       Attendance - morning 20, afternoon 20         1 service in English       Informant; Chrs Davis

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

  • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
    Mounton, St Andoenus's Church - records with the incumbent
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1790+ 1845+ 1790+
    Bishops Transcripts 1813-16, 1818, 1820-2, 1824-58, 1860-75 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Mounton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • 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 ST512931 (Lat/Lon: 51.634534, -2.706530), Mounton which are provided by: