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Kemeys-Inferior (All Saints)

KEMEYS-INFERIOR (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Newport, division of Christchurch, hundred of Usk, county of Monmouth, 3 miles (E. N. E.) from Caerleon; containing 132 inhabitants. It is bounded on the north by the river Usk, and comprises by computation 1700 acres, of which 700 are woodland; a high wooded ridge intersects the parish from west to east. The soil is partly clay and partly sand, the latter prevailing in the hills; and on the banks of the Usk are some tracts of rich grazing-land. The scenery is picturesque, and the views from the higher grounds interesting and extensive. There are some quarries of stone, which is used for paving, and also for roofing. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £16. 10. 5., and in the patronage of the Rev. W. C. Risley; net income, £130.

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