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.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Oldcastle in Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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