Chwilgrug / Wilcrick


"WILLCRICK, a parish in the lower division of Caldicott hundred, county Monmouth, 6 miles E. of Newport. The village is situated on the road between Caerleon and Chepstow. The soil is chiefly clay. The living is a discharged rectory annexed to that of Llanmartin." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


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 built after 1851.

Wilcrick Parish; Statistics; Area 406 acres; Population 13 males, 15 females, total 28

  • Wilcrick Parish Church     Attendance -  general congregation, total 6     "Wilcrick is served every Sunday alternately with Lanmartin morning and evening"    1 service in English     John Callowhill, Minister

    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.
      Chwilgrug / Wilcrick, St Mary's Church - records with the Gwent RO
      Bishops Transcripts1725-41, 1743-54, 1756-75, 1777, 1779-95, 1797-1800, 1802-17, 1819-31, 1833-68, 1870-6 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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    • Family Search have an interactive map called "England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851" showing parish (and other) boundaries with optional background maps such as Ordnance Survey. There is also a Search facility, do read the guidance notes to get maximum benefit from this useful resource. See here for further background information to assist in the interpretation of this data
    • 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.
    • Plan of the parish of Wilcrick in the County of Monmouth - on the People's Collection Wales site

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST408880 (Lat/Lon: 51.587816, -2.855973), Chwilgrug / Wilcrick which are provided by: