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St Aryans, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Aryans, St, a parish in Monmouthshire, near the river Wye, 2 miles NNW of Chepstow. It contains the hamlets of Portcasseg and St Lawrence, and it has a post and telegraph office under Ghepstow. Acreage, 2160; population of the civil parish, 503; of the ecclesiastical, with Penterry, 540. Piercefield is a handsome mansion situated in a fine park, and commanding beautiful views of the Wye. The living is a vicarage, consolidated with that of the neighbouring parish of Penterry, in the diocese of Llandaff; value, £210. Patrons, the Bishop of Llandaff and the Duke of Beaufort alternately. The church is an ancient structure, with an octagonal tower, and has been rebuilt. There are remains of two ancient chapels.

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

Administration

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Ancient CountyMonmouthshire 
Ecclesiastical parishArvans St. 
HundredRaglan 
Poor Law unionChepstow 

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