Parish, river, port and market town, Monmouthshire, England [sic], on r. bank of Wye, 17m N.E. of Newport, on G.W.R. Its town walls date from the Norman conquest, and its magnificent castle was built in the reign of William I. The tide (`bore') rises 48 ft. at spring tides. Ship-building is carried on, and there is a brisk trade in stone, bark, coal, and iron. Pop. (1901) 3,067.

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