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Matharn / Mathern

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"MATHERNE, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Caldicott, county Monmouth, 2 miles S. of Chepstow, its post town, and 14 from Newport. It is situated on Matherne Pill, at which place the river Wye joins the Severn. A house called Monks Court is partly of the 15th century, and was inhabited by the bishops of Llandaff until 1706, but it is now converted into a farmhouse." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



  • Coplestone-Crow, Bruce       A Grant of Lands in the Manor of Wallstone              Gwent Local History vol 87 1999    Welsh Journals Online   
  • Davies, E T. A history of the parish of Mathern. Mathern : Mathern Parochial Church Council, 1990. 68p.
  • Denison, Keith M. Mathern : history from the parish registers. Chepstow : Chepstow Society, 1977. 24p.

Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants. Check with Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches established after 1851.

Matherne Parish; Statistics; Area 3281 acres; Population 238 male, 213 female, total 451

  • Mathern Parish Church Attendance - morning 35, afternoon 40 2 services in English Informant; Chrs Davis
  • Wesleyan Chapel Erected 1832 Attendance - morning 7 scholars, afternoon 50, evening 40 Richard Pain, Chapel Steward

    Church Records

    See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

    • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
      Matharn / Mathern, St Theodoric's Church - records with the NLW
      Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
      1576-1630, 1656, 1661, 1663-4, 1669-1739, 1742-92 1565-1632, 1644-7, 1651, 1676, 1680, 1684-1739, 1754-1835 1819-35 1565-1645, 1664-7, 1676, 1679-80, 1684-1739, 1742-92
      Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-34, 1736-43, 1745-9, 1751-2, 1754-1826, 1828-76 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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