Place:


Beaufort  Monmouthshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Beaufort like this:

BEAUFORT, a village in Aberystruth parish, Monmouth; and a chapelry in Aberystruth and Bedwelty parishes, Monmouth, and Llangattock and Llangunider parishes, Brecon. The village stands adjacent to the Merthyr and Abergavenny railway, near the source of the Ebbw-y-Fawr river, 2¼. miles ENE of Tredegar; and has a r. ...


station, and a post office‡ under Tredegar. It comprises a very dirty straggling street about a mile long; and extensive ironworks, with seven furnaces. The chapelry was constituted in 1846. Pop., 5,880. Houses, 1,212. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £130. Patron, alternately the Crown and the bishop.

Beaufort through time

Beaufort is now part of Blaenau Gwent district. Click here for graphs and data of how Blaenau Gwent has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Beaufort itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beaufort, in Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/6100

Date accessed: 21st October 2017


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