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Rockfield

"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)

Bibliography

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

Churches

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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

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    • 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]

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    Historical Geography

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