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"ROCKFIELD, a parish in the lower division of Skenfreth hundred, county Monmouth, 2 miles N.W. of Monmouth, its post town, and 7 from Ragland. It is situated on the river Monnow. The Monmouthshire hounds meet in this parish. The village is small and wholly agricultural. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff, value £50. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Kenelm. Rockfield House is the principal residence."

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


  • Twiston-Davis, Suzanne.          A Rockfield childhood.            Gwent Local History 79 1995   Welsh Journals Online

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.

Rockfield Parish; Statistics; Area 1993 acres; Population 153 males, 138 females, total 291

  • Rockfield Parish Church        Attendance - afternoon 70 + 35 scholars       1 service in English          Robert Chatto, A.M., Vicar

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.
    Rockfield, St Kenelm's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms & Burials Marriages
    1696-1712, 1737-1812 1696-1711, 1737-1839
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-61, 1763-75, 1777-89, 1791-1851, 1854-68, 1873-87 - 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 Rockfield 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 SO481148 (Lat/Lon: 51.829350, -2.754560), Rockfield which are provided by: