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Porthsgiwed / Portskewett
"PORTSKEWETT, (or Portscuett) a parish in the upper division of Caldicott hundred, county Monmouth, 4 miles S.W. of Chepstow, its post town, and 11 from Usk. It is a station on the South Wales railway. The village, which is small and wholly agricultural, is situated near the Black Rock Inn ferry, on the river Severn, formerly called the New Passage. The land is nearly evenly divided between arable and meadow."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
- Bevan, Arthur Sudbrook Gwent Local History vol 50 1981 Welsh Journals Online
- Gant, Robert. Portskewett 1891 : a census geography. Gwent Local History 79 (1995), p. 29-36.
- Gant, Robert A note on the employment and migration of Severn Tunnel construction workers Gwent Local History vol 41 1976 Welsh Journals Online
- Gant, Robert Portskewett 1881: a community profile Gwent Local History vol 55 1983 Welsh Journals Online
- Gant, Robert Portskewett 1891: a census geography Gwent Local History 79 1995 Welsh Journals Online
- Gant, Robert Continuity and change in Portskewett: an interpretation of the 1901 census returns Gwent Local History vol 101 2006 Welsh Journals Online
- Grant, Robert. Industrial change in Caldicot and Portskewett : an analysis of marriage registers, 1840-1920. Gwent Local History vol 62 1987 Welsh Journals Online
- Humphries, Honor. Portrait of a parish : the parish of Portskewett and Sudbrook. Gwent Family History Society Journal. No. 71 (Sept. 2003), p. 8.
- Jones, Malcolm. Caldicot and the villages of the Moor in old photographs : including the villages of Portskewett, Sudbrook, Rogiet, Undy, Magor and Redwick. Volume 1. Abertillery : Old Bakehouse, 1995. 128p.
- Lewis, Harry The New Passage Railway Ferry Gwent Local History vol 47 1979 Welsh Journals Online
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.
Portscuett or Portskewett Parish; Statistics; Area 1779 acres; Population 100 males, 87 females, total 187
- Portskewett with Southbrook Parish Church Attendance - morning 70 + 26 scholars 1 service in English E J Lewis, Rector
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.
[Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
You can see pictures of Porthsgiwed / Portskewett which are provided by:
- 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 ST499882 (Lat/Lon: 51.590365, -2.724611), Porthsgiwed / Portskewett which are provided by: