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Oldcastle, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Oldcastle, a parish in Monmouthshire, on the rivers Honddu and Monnow, at the boundary with Herefordshire, and under the Black Mountains, 1½ mile NW of Pandy station on the G.W.R., and 7 N by E of Abergavenny. Post town, Abergavenny; money order office, Pandy; telegraph office, Llanvihangel Crucomey. Acreage, 934; population, 57. An old castle was here, on a spot now occupied by a farmhouse, and has left but slight remains. Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, who was burnt for heresy in the reign of Henry V., was a resident. There are several Roman camps, and Roman coins have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff; gross yearly value, £70. The church, dedicated to St John the Baptist, is a building of stone in the Gothic style, rebuilt in 1864, and consists of chancel, nave½ N porch, and a turret containing two bells.

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 parishOldcastle St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionAbergavenny 
Registration districtAbergavenny1837 - 1935

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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