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ROCKFIELD, Monmouthshire

"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

 

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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

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