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SAIN PYR / ST PIERRE, Monmouthshire

"ST. PIERRE, a parish in the upper half division of the hundred of Caldicott, county Monmouth, 2 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)
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.

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

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