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Monkswood, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Monkswood, a parish in Monmouthshire, near the river Usk, 2¼ miles NW of Usk. Post town, Pontypool; money order and telegraph office, Usk. Acreage, 1126; population, 119. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; gross value, £60. Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church was rebuilt in 1883.

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 unionPont-y-Pool 
Registration districtPontypool1837 - 1935

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Postal districtNP15
Post TownUsk