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Bryngwyn (St. Peter)

BRYNGWYN (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Abergavenny, division and hundred of Raglan, county of Monmouth, 1½ mile (N. W.) from Raglan; containing 306 inhabitants. The parish is situated near the left bank of the river Usk, and intersected by the old and new roads from Monmouth to Abergavenny. It contains by estimation about 1250 acres, of which 513 are arable, 688 pasture and meadow, 10 woodland, and the remainder roads, waste, &c.; the surface is boldly undulated, and from some elevated portions, especially from a place called Camp Hill, very beautiful views are obtained: the soil consists of different combinations of clay and gravel. Petty-sessions for the division of Raglan are held on the third Monday in each month, at Cross Buchan, in the parish. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £4. 8. 9., and in the gift of the Earl of Abergavenny: the incumbent's tithes have been commuted for £164, and the glebe consists of about 39 acres, with a good parsonage-house, enlarged and considerably improved by the rector, the Rev. W. Crawley. A. Jones, Esq., is impropriator of the tithes of five farms, which have been commuted for £66. The church is an ancient structure.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.