In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Christchurch like this:
CHRISTCHURCH, a village and a parish in Newport district, Monmouth. The village stands near the river Usk and the South Wales railway, 2½ miles ENE of Newport; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a fair on 29 Nov. The parish includes also the hamlet of Caerleon-ultra-Pontem; and its post town is Caerleon, under Newport, Monmouth. ...
Acres, 5, 757. Real property, £17, 782. Pop., 3, 004. Houses, 632. The property is subdivided. Limestone is found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, not reported.* Patron, Eton College. The church is perpendicular English; and contains a curious sculptured sepulchral stone of the 14th century. The p. curacy of Maindee is a separate benefice. Charities, 65.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Christchurch, in Newport and Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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