In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Gwernesney like this:
GWERNESNEY, a parish in Pontypool district, Monmouth; on the Pontypool and Monmouth railway, near Olway brook, 2½ miles E by N of Usk. Post town, Usk, under Newport, Monmouth. Acres, 543. Real property, £825. Pop., 57. Houses, 11. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £112.* Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is good.
Gwernesney is now part of Monmouthshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Monmouthshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Gwernesney itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gwernesney in Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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