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Christchurch, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Christchurch, a village and a parish in Monmouthshire. The villhge stands near the Usk, on the road from Newport to Chepbftow, 3 miles NE from Newport, and 1½ mile SE from Caerleorl station on the G.W.R. The parish includes the hamlet fcf Caerleon-ultra-Pontem, and a portion of the hamlet of LJiswerry. There are post offices at Caerleon and Llis-werry; money order and telegraph office, Maindee, under Newport. Acreage, 5530; population of the civil parish, 914; of 'the ecclesiastical, 1211. A portion of the parish was incorporated with the borough of Newport in 1889. The living is F½ vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff. Patron, Eton College. / the church is one of the finest in the county, and has be½n built of local stone at different periods. The in-teric/r has been well restored, and was reopened in 1886. The tower was restored in 1892. In the chancel there is a flat ni(0nument of the 14th century, to which healing properties½iised to be attributed, and of which a full account is given by Donovan ("Tour in South Wales," 1804). Limestone is found, and the parish is mostly laid down with grass. The soil is clay, sand, and lias. The parish of Maindee was cut out of the old parish of Christchurch in 1867, which in former times was very much larger than it is now. There are Primitive Methodist and Evangelist chapels. There is also a cemetery. For civil purposes Maindee is still in the parish of Christchurch,' but ecclesiastically the parishes are quite distinct.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyMonmouthshire 
Ecclesiastical parishChristchurch Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionNewport 
Registration districtNewport1837 - 1936
Registration districtCaerleon1936 - 1955

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Christchurch from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Newport Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Christchurch from 1936 to 1955 you should search for the Caerleon Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Postal districtNP19
Post TownNewport