Henllis (St. Peter)

HENLLIS (St. Peter), a parish, in the union and division of Newport, hundred of Wentlloog, county of Monmouth, 3¾ miles (N. W. by W.) from Newport; containing 245 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 3000 acres, of which about 1000 are arable, 1000 pasture, 500 wood, and 500 mountain moorland; the soil is generally clay. The surface is boldly varied, and the scenery richly embellished with wood; the prevailing timber is oak, of which there are some beautiful specimens. The substratum abounds with coal. The living is a perpetual curacy; patron, the Vicar of Bassaleg: the tithes have been commuted for £58, payable to the incumbent, £60 to the Bishop of Llandaff, and £33 to another impropriator. The church is a neat ancient structure, with a handsome tower; the churchyard contains some remarkably fine yew-trees. There is a place of worship for Baptists.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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