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Newchurch, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Newchurch, a village and a parish in Monmouthshire. The village stands 6½ miles NW of Chepstow, and 7½ SE of Usk. The parish is cut into two divisions, E and W. Acreage, 3399 and 2098; population, 393 and 139 respectively. It includes the ancient chapelry of Devanden, which is said to have been the place where the Britons were utterly defeated by the Saxons in 743. At Gaer-llwyd is a very perfect cromlech. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £30 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is Early English, and was repaired in 1865. The living of Devanden is a chapelry; net value, £30. Patron, the Vicar of Newchurch. The church is a small plain building. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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Ancient CountyMonmouthshire 
Poor Law unionChepstow 

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