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Wonastow, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Wonastow, a parish in Monmouthshire, on the river Trothy, 2 miles SW by W of Monmouth. Post town, Monmouth. Acreage, 1615; population, 125. Wonastow Court was formerly the seat of the Herberts, and is supposed to have been built in the time of Henry VI. It was garrisoned for the king in the Civil War, but surrendered by treachery. Treowen Castle is now a farmhouse. The manor belongs to the Duke of Beaufort. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; gross value, £105 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1860. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishWonastow St. Wonnow 
Poor Law unionNewport 
Registration districtMonmouth1837 - 1935

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Postal districtNP25
Post TownMonmouth