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1868
Transcription: National Gazetteer 1868

Transcription from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) concerning Sudbrook. Also includes a very useful list of other sources of historical information.
"Portskewett, (or Portscuett) a parish in the upper division of Caldicott hundred, county Monmouth, 4 miles S.W. of Chepstow, its post town, and 11 from Usk. It is a station on the South Wales railway. The village, which is small and wholly agricultural, is situated near the Black Rock Inn ferry, on the river Severn, formerly called the New Passage. The land is nearly evenly divided between arable and meadow."


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003


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pumping station info

Built to pump water from the Severn Tunnel after a 'great spring' was discovered, it's been in action since 1886...


chapel info

"...on the very brink of this cliff is an old ruin called Sudbrook Chapel, very picturesque to see..."


bridge info

Today, two bridges span the Severn near Sudbrook providing quick exits from England...


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