"ST. ARVANS, a parish partly in the upper division of the hundred of Caldicott, partly in the upper division of the hundred of Ragland, in the county of Monmouth, 2 miles to the N.W. of Chepstow. It is pleasantly situated on the banks of the river Wye, which bounds the parish on the N.E., and contains the hamlet of Portcasseg. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £53, in the patronage of the Duke of Beaufort. There are ruins of two chapels, which were dedicated to SS. Kingsmark and Lawrence."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
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.
St Arvans Parish; Statistics; Area 2309 acres; Population 198 males, 234 females, total 432
St Arvans Parish Church Attendance - none given 2 services in English William Francis Cresswell
Independent Erected 1849 Attendance - average 80 No Sunday School Rev Thomas Rees of Chepstow, Minister; Henry Smith, Deacon, Prospect Cottage, Crossway Green, Chepstow
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 ST517965 (Lat/Lon: 51.665146, -2.699777), St Arvans which are provided by: