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Mounton, Monmouthshire

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Mounton, Monmouthshire

Mounton is a hamlet in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, United Kingdom, located two miles west of Chepstow in a rural setting. The parish was originally part of the holdings of Chepstow Priory, with the name Monktown. It has a tiny parish church dedicated to St. Andoenus, which was almost wholly rebuilt in 1880 and which lies in the Parish of Mathern and Mounton with St Pierre. St. Andoenus has been identified by some with St. Owen, and by others as an obscure Greek saint.
Administrative CountyMonmouthshire
Traditional CountyMonmouthshire
OS GridST5193
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGwent
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01291

Mounton, Monmouthshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Mounton.-- par., Monmouthshire, 1½ mile SW. of Chepstow, 413 ac., pop. 57.

Mounton, Monmouthshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

MOUNTON, a parish, in the union and division of Chepstow, hundred of Caldicot, county of Monmouth, 1½ mile (W. S. W.) from Chepstow; containing 76 inhabitants. The name is supposed to be a corruption of Monks' Town; and considerable remains of walls, still traceable in the contiguous woods, manifest that a large town formerly existed here. The parish comprises 380 acres of a hilly and well-wooded surface, and presents some pleasing views, especially in a picturesque valley, through which flows a stream affording water-power to extensive paper-mills, also worked by steam. A loamy soil, resting on limestone, prevails on the cultivated grounds. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £87; patron, W. Hollis, Esq.; impropriator, T. Lewis, Esq. The tithes have been commuted for £55. The church exhibits several marks of antiquity, and there are the remains of another, dedicated to St. Mary, in a wood between this place and Poolmeyric.

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