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Magor, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Magor, a village, a township, and a parish in Monmouthshire. The village stands on Old Brook or Pratt Pill, on the N border of Caldicot Level, 1½ mile N of the Severn's estuary, and 7½ miles E by S of Newport, and has a station on the South Wales section of the G.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newport. A cattle market is held on the third Monday in the month, and fairs on the Tuesday before 17 April and the Tuesday before 17 Oct. The township extends to the coast and comprises 1902 acres, with 667 of adjacent foreshore; population, 445. The parish contains also the chapelry of Redwick, and comprises 4404 acres, with 5322 of adjacent foreshore; population, with Redwick, 671. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Redwick, in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £275 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is a handsome edifice, has an Early English tower, with Later English alterations, and was restored in 1868. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishMagor St. Mary 
Poor Law unionNewport 
Registration districtNewport1837 - 1936
Registration districtCaerleon1936 - 1974

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