In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Monkswood like this:
MONKSWOOD, a parish, formerly extra-parochial, in Pontypool district, Monmouth; near the river Usk, and near the Monmouth and Pontypool railway, 2½ miles NW of Usk r. station. Post town, Usk, under Newport, Monmouth. Acres, 1,030. Real property, £1,022. Pop., 179. Houses, 37. The property is all in one estate. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Llandaff. Valne, £80. Patron, the Duke of Beanfort. The church is good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Monkswood in Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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