Place:


Oldcastle  Monmouthshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Oldcastle like this:

OLDCASTLE, a parish in Abergavenny district, Monmouth; on the river Monnow, at the boundary with Herefordshire, and under the Black mountains, 1½ mile N W of Pandy r. station, and 7 N by E of Abergavenny. It has a post-office under Abergavenny. Acres, 922. Real property, £649. Pop., 60. ...


Houses, 11. The property is all in one estate. An old castle was here, on aspot now occupied by a farm-house; and has left butslight remains. Sir John Oldcastle was a resident. There are several Roman camps; and Roman coins have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £73. Patron, E. Higginson, Esq. The church was reported in 1859 as not good.

Oldcastle through time

Oldcastle is now part of Monmouthshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Monmouthshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Oldcastle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Oldcastle in Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/10804

Date accessed: 23rd September 2017


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