Llanwern (St. Mary)

LLANWERN (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Newport, division of Christchurch, hundred of Caldicot, county of Monmouth, 3¼ miles (S. E.) from Caerleon; containing 15 inhabitants. It comprises 707 acres by measurement. The surface is irregular, about half of the parish being high and hilly ground, and the other half level; the soil is very fertile, and limestone is quarried for building and for burning into lime. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £4. 0. 10., and in the gift of Sir Charles Salusbury, Bart.: the tithes have been commuted for £82. 8.; the glebe comprises 16½ acres. The church is a handsome structure in the later English style.

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

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