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Goytre, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Goytre, a parish in Monmouthshire, on the river Usk, 1¼ mile W of Nantyderry station on the G.W.R., which is in the parish, 4½ miles NE of Pontypool, and 5 S of Abergavenny. Post town, Nantyderry, under Abergavenny; money order office, Abergavenny; telegraph office, Nantyderry. Acreage, 3348; population, 609. Limestone and building stone are worked. Goytre House, The Pentre, and Nantyderry House are chief residences. Goytre Hall, formerly the seat of the Jenkins family, is now a farmhouse, The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £177 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Abergavenny. The church was rebuilt in 1846, and there are Baptist and Calvinistic Methodist chapels. In the churchyard are the two finest yew trees in Monmouthshire.

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 parishGoytrey St. Peter 
Poor Law unionPont-y-Pool 
Registration districtPontypool1837 - 1935

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