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Marshfield including Castleton

(A description written in 1891)

Otherwise known as St. Mary's Field - a Parish on the Cardiff to Newport road, 6.1/2 miles south-east from Cardiff, 1.1/2 miles from the Bristol Channel, 150 miles from London and 5.1/2 south-west from Newport, with a station (in the parish of Peterstone), 1.1/4 miles south-east from the Village on the Great Western (South Wales) railway; in the Southern division of the county, Hundred of Wentloog, Petty Sessional division and County Court district of Newport, rural deanery of Newport, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The Parish is intersected by the rivers Usk, the Ebbw and the Rumney. The Usk is navigable as far as the ancient city of Caerleon.

The church of St. Mary is an ancient structure in Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, transept, south porch and a lofty tower with spire containing 6 bells: on the floor of the nave is a stone inscribed to "Thomas Jonis" (Jones), of the parish of "Peterstoni" (Peterstone), in the county of Monmoieth (Monmouth), buried in the year 1075: the restoration of the church, begun in 1867, has been since continued: in 1883 the chancel floor was relaid, and a reredos erected by Sir Ferdinand Walker: an organ has been placed in a new chamber on the north side of the chancel: the south porch is entered through a fine Norman arch: there are 300 sittings, The register dates from the year 1656. The living is a vicarage, tithe rent-charge commuted at £50, yearly value £255, including 35 acres of glebe and residence, is the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol, and held since 1855 by the Rev. Samuel Evans, of St. David's College, Lampeter, who is also vicar of Peterstone. Parish Clerk: Edmund Rees.

The Baptist chapel was erected in 1853 at a cost of £2,000, and will seat 700 persons.

The Wesleyan chapel is a stone building in the Decorated style, erected in 1854 at a cost of about £2,000, with sittings for about 200 persons.

There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel to seat about 150 persons.

Post, M.O. & T.O., S.B. & Annuity & Insurance Office: Castleton - Herman Cawley, postmaster. Letters through Cardiff, arrive at 7.10 a.m; dispatched at 6.30 p.m.


National School (mixed), erected, with master's residence, in 1861, at a cost of £1,500, for 100 children; average attendance, 60; John Robinson, master; Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson, mistress; Mrs. Elizabeth Bond, certificated mistress

Railway Station:

Thomas Stark, station master

Craig-yr-Haul, the residence of Col. Frederick John Justice; Castleton, the residence of Sir George F.R. Walker Bart. D.L., J.P; Bryn-Ivor Hall, the residence of Thomas Beynon Esq. D.L., J.P., and "Llwynarthan," Castleton, the residence of Franklen George Evans Esq. J.P. are the principal mansions in this parish.

Lord Tredegar, who is lord of the manor, Halswell Milbourne Kemeys-Tynte Esq. J.P. and J.H. Stubbs Esq. are the principal landowners. The soil is rich loam; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, roots and pasture. The area is 2,300 acres; rateable value, £2,364.

The population in 1881 was 520.

(extracts from Kelly's 1891 Directory of Monmouthshire, transcribed by J. Doe)




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