In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Malpas like this:
MALPAS, a parish, with a village, in Newport district, Monmouth; on the Brecon and Newport canal and on the Eastern Valleys railway, adjacent to the riVer Usk, 1¾ mile NNW of Newport. Post town, Newport, Monmouth. Acres, 988. Real property, £2,234. Pop., 304. Houses, 59. The property is divided among a few. ...
Malpas Court is the seat of T. Protheroe, Esq. A Cluniac priory, a cell to Montacute abbey in Somerset, was founded here, in the time of Henry I., by William de Balun; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Herberts. The living is a Vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £100. Patron, T-Protheroe, Esq. The church belonged to the priory: is in rough Norman architecture, of unhewn stone, and in good condition; has neither aisle nor spire: and contains stalls and an effigies of the 14th century. There is a national school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Malpas, in Newport and Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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