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"PETERSTONE, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, 6 miles S.W. of Newport, its post town, and the same distance from Cardiff. The village, which is small, is situated on the Bristol Channel. The impropriate tithes, belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Bristol, have been commuted for a rent-charge of 130, and those of the perpetual curate for one of 25. The appropriate glebe comprises 63 acres. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value 57, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient edifice, with a lofty tower supported by buttresses. It was erected at the expense of Fitzhamon's daughter Maud."

[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.

Peterstone Parish; Statistics; Area 3234 acres; Population 70 males, 81 females, total 151

Church Records

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