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Malpas, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Malpas, a parish in Monmouthshire, on the Brecon Canal, adjacent to the river Usk, 1 mile NNW of Newport. It has a post office under Newport; money order and telegraph office, Newport. Acreage, 984; population, 430. Malpas Court, Bryn Glas, The Firs, Woodlands, and the Vicarage are the chief residences. A Cluniac priory, a cell to Montacute Abbey in Somerset, was founded here in the time of Henry I. by William de Balun, and was given at the dissolution to the Herberts. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llan-daff; net value, £124 with residence. The church belonged to the priory, was rebuilt in 1850, and consists of chancel, nave, and a bell-turret.

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 parishMalpas St. Mary 
Poor Law unionNewport 
Registration districtNewport1837 - 1935

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Civil Registration

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Postal districtNP20
Post TownNewport