In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llanbadog like this:
LLANBADDOCK, a parish, with a village, in Pontypool district, Monmouth; on the river Usk, 1 mile S of Usk town and r. station. Post town, Usk, under Newport, Monmouth. Acres, 3,465. Real property, £3,747: of which £91 are in fisheries. Pop., 452. Houses, 104. The property is much subdivided. ...
The road from Usk to Caerleon traverses the parish, and goes, for some distance, between the bank of the Usk and a wooded precipice. Traces of the Julian way are in the vicinity. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £72. Patron, the Rev. T. A. Williams. The church is dedicated to St. Madocus, and is good. There are a school with £8 a year from endowment, and other charities £7.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanbadog in Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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