In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described St Arvans like this:
ARVANS (St.), a parish in Chepstow district, Monmouth; near the river Wye, 2 miles NNW of Chepstow r. station. It contains the hamlet of Portcasseg and the tract of Kingsmark, sometimes deemed extra-parochial; and it has a post office under Chepstow. Acres, 2,309. Real property, £3,703. Pop., 379. Houses, 88. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £53. Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is an ancient structure, with an octagonal tower, and is in good condition. There are remains of two ancient chapels.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of St Arvans in Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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