Malpas  Monmouthshire


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

MALPAS, a parish, with a village, in Newport district, Monmouth; on the Brecon and Newport canal and on the Eastern Valleys railway, adjacent to the riVer Usk, 1¾ mile NNW of Newport. Post town, Newport, Monmouth. Acres, 988. Real property, £2,234. Pop., 304. Houses, 59. The property is divided among a few. ...

Malpas Court is the seat of T. Protheroe, Esq. A Cluniac priory, a cell to Montacute abbey in Somerset, was founded here, in the time of Henry I., by William de Balun; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Herberts. The living is a Vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £100. Patron, T-Protheroe, Esq. The church belonged to the priory: is in rough Norman architecture, of unhewn stone, and in good condition; has neither aisle nor spire: and contains stalls and an effigies of the 14th century. There is a national school.

Malpas through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th March 2020

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