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Llanbedr Gwynllwg / Peterstone Wentlloog

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"PETERSTONE, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, 6 miles S.W. of Newport, its post town, and the same distance from Cardiff. The village, which is small, is situated on the Bristol Channel. The impropriate tithes, belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Bristol, have been commuted for a rent-charge of £130, and those of the perpetual curate for one of £25. The appropriate glebe comprises 63 acres. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £57, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient edifice, with a lofty tower supported by buttresses. It was erected at the expense of Fitzhamon's daughter Maud." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


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.

Peterstone Parish; Statistics; Area 3234 acres; Population 70 males, 81 females, total 151

  • Peterstone Wentllwg Parish Church        Attendance - afternoon 9      1 service in Welsh       Samuel Evans, Curate

    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.
      Llanbedr Gwynllwg / Peterstone Wentlloog, St Peter's Church - records with the NLW
      Marriages Marriages
      1754-1812, 1845-1954 1754-1812, 1845-1954
      Bishops Transcripts 1725-75, 1777-92, 1794-1865 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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