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Marshfield, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Marshfield, a village and a parish in Monmouthshire. The villiige stands near the rivers Usk, Ebbw, and Rhymney,. 5 miles SW of Newpoit, and has a station on the South Wales branch of the G.W. B., and a post office under Cardiff;. money order and telegraph office, Castleton. The parish includes Blacktown and Castleton, and comprises 1273 acres; population, 564. Castleton, Craig-yr-Haul, Bryn Ivor Hall,-and Llwynarthan are the chief residences. The living is a. vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £260. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is partly Norman and Early English, and has been restored. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

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 
Poor Law unionNewport 
Registration districtNewport1837 - 1936
Registration districtCaerleon1936 - 1974

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 Marshfield from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Newport Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Marshfield from 1936 to 1974 you should search for the Caerleon Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtCF3
Post TownCardiff