Towns & Parishes
"OLDCASTLE, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 6 miles N.E. of Abergavenny, its post town, and 9 from Crickhowell. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated upon the E. slope of the Black mountains, which skirt the vale of Ewyas near the river Monnow. The village consists of a few farmhouses. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £48 4s. 6d., and the glebe consists of about 123 acres."
[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.
Oldcastle Parish; Statistics; Area 922 acres; Population 23 males, 24 females, total 47
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Hengastell / Oldcastle, St John the Baptist's Church - records with the Gwent RO|
|1784-1976||1773-1804, 1815-35, 1837-1960||1784-1812, 1816-1974|
|Bishops Transcripts||1702-4, 1707-11, 1714-17, 1723-1809, 1813, 1815-17, 1821-38, 1845-78, 1880, 1882-3 - records with the NLW|
The transcription of the section for Oldcastle from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 11 April 2011)
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