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Sain Pyr / St Pierre

"ST. PIERRE, a parish in the upper half division of the hundred of Caldicott, county Monmouth, 2½ miles S.W. of Chepstow. The village, which contains only a few farmhouses, is situated at the ferry over the Severn to New Passage. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £119, and the glebe comprises about 1 acre. The living is a rectory annexed with that of Sudbrook to the rectory* of Portscuett, in the diocese of Llandaff. The church, which is an ancient edifice, contains a pillar monument to A. St. Pierre, of St. Pierre House."

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


  • Heath, Charles. Monmouthshire : Historical and descriptive accounts of the ancient and present state of Chepstow Castle; including Persfield ... notices of Caerwent ... Moyne's Court, Matherine, and St. Pierre ... Biographical anecdotes relating to ... Henry Marten, one of the judges of King Charles I ... [etc.]. [Monmouth] : C. Heath, [1801].

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.

St Pierre and Runstone Parish; Statistics; Area 591 acres; Population 40 males, 25 females, total 65

  • St Pierre Parish Church   Attendance - morning one Sunday 15, afternoon next Sunday 15   1 service in English          Informant, Chrs Davis

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.
    Sain Pyr / St Pierre, St Peter's Church - records with the incumbent (Gwent RO survey 1955)
    Baptisms/Marriages/Burials 1813+
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-35, 1737-43, 1745, 1757-8, 1774, 1789, 1794-6, 1800, 1803-6, 1808-70, 1873, 1877-81 - 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

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST514905 (Lat/Lon: 51.611176, -2.703279), Sain Pyr / St Pierre 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.