MAGOR is a parish, with a station on the South Wales section of the Great Western railway, 149½ miles from London, and 8 east from Newport, in the Southern division of the county, Caldicot hundred, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Newport, rural deanery of Netherwent, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.
The church of St. Mary the Virgin, restored in 1868, is an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, quasi-transepts, south porch and a tower containing 6 bells and clock: there are 400 sittings, 100 being free. The register dates from the year 1709.
The living is a vicarage, with the perpetual curacy of Redwick annexed, joint net income £272, with 96 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Duke of Beaufort, and held since 1890 by the Rev. Benjamin Birbeck, of St. Bees. Here is a Baptist chapel to hold 300. Lord Tredegar, who is lord of the manor, Mrs. Perry-Herrick, of Beaumanor Park, Leicestershire, Mrs. Way, Mrs. England and St. John Knox Rickards Phillips esq. of Whitson Court, are the principal landowners.
The soil is marshy; subsoil, clayey. The chief crops are wheat, barley, roots and grass land. The area is 1,901 acres of land and 667 of foreshore; rateable value, £4,966 ; the population in 1891 was 445.
Parish Clerk, William Edwards.
Post, M.O. & T.O., T. M.O., Express Delivery, Parcel Post, S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.
Letters arrive from Newport at 7 a.m., dispatched at 4.40 & 7.30 p.m.
The district comprises the following parishes:-
The Council meets at the Board Room, Queen's hill, Newport, on the second Wednesday in every month at 2.30 p.m.
Chairman, Thomas Dntfield, The Laurels, Magor, Newport.
National School (mixed), built in 1857, for 120 children, &enlarged in 1890 to hold 150 children; average attendance, 100.
Railway Station, Frederick Samuel Ruxton, station master
Birbeck Rev. Benjamin, (vicar of Magor & Redwick), The Vicarage
Adams Frank, wheelwright
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