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TREFONNEN / NASH, Monmouthshire

"NASH, a parish in the lower division of Caldicott hundred, county Monmouth, 3 miles S. by E. of Newport, its post town, and 5 from Caerleon. It is situated on the Bristol Channel, near the mouth of the river Usk. The village is small, and wholly agricultural. The appropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of 30, and the vicarial for 26. The impropriation belongs to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff, value 80, in the patronage of Eton College. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The parochial charities produce about 30 per annum, realised from poor's land."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]


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.

Nash Parish; Statistics; Area 3563 acres; Population 155 males, 156 females, total 311

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