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Oldcastle is a small village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, United Kingdom.
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Oldcastle, Monmouthshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Oldcastle, par., Monmouthshire, on river Monnow, at boundary with Herefordshire, 7 miles NE. of Abergavenny, 934 ac., pop. 50.
Oldcastle, Monmouthshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)
OLDCASTLE (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union, division, and hundred of Abergavenny, county of Monmouth, 7 miles (N. by E.) from Abergavenny; containing 58 inhabitants. This parish is situated at the northern extremity of the county, and to the west of the road from Abergavenny to Hereford; it comprises 922 acres, of which 163 are common or waste. Within its limits the rivers Honddu and Monnow unite their waters, the latter forming the boundary line here between the counties of Hereford and Monmouth. It also embraces a portion of the Black mountains, which combine with the rivers to render the scenery extremely interesting in several places. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £73; patron, Edmund Higginson, Esq.; impropriator, Theophilus Morgan, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £48. 4. 6., and the glebe consists of about 123 acres. The church is old and dilapidated. The parish is celebrated as the place of concealment of Sir John Oldcastle, Baron Cobham, when he escaped from the Tower in the reign of Henry V.; and a portrait of him is still preserved in a farmhouse near the church. Some Roman antiquities have been discovered.
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