Status: Ecclesiastical Parish
Alternative names: Newton Welsh, Welsh Mewton
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1758
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
NEWTON (Welsh), a parish, with a village, in the district of Monmouth and county of Hereford; adjacent to Monmouthshire, 3½ miles N by W of Monmouth r.station. Post-town, Monmouth. Acres, 1,821. Real property, £1, 785. Pop., 226. Houses, 54. The living.is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £47. Patron, Sir J. Bailey.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Welsh Newton Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858
Welsh Newton is a township, parish, and village, 8 miles south-west from Ross railway station, 3 ½ north from Monmouth, 14 ½ south from Hereford, and 129 from London, in Weolmelow [sic] Hundred, Monmouth Union, Harewood’s End petty sessional division, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; it is situated on the Hereford and Monmouth road, on the borders of Monmouthshire, and part of the parish is in that county. The church is a plain old stone building, with small tower, in the Norman style, in good repair; it has nave, porch, chancel, font, and two bells. The living is a rectory, worth £47 yearly; Rev. H. Prosser is the incumbent. There is a chapel for Wesleyans on Newton Common. The population, in 1851, was 248; and the acreage is 1,821. The soil is loamy; the subsoil is clay and rock.
Newton Common, Callow, Pembridge Castle, Great House, Summer House, Mill Farm, Tremahaid, and Gwenherion, are places here.
Letters through Monmouth, which is the nearest money order office.
Davis James, stonemason, Newton common
Dyser Charles, Esq., Newton lodge
George Timothy, boot and shoe maker
Palmer John, Red Lion Inn
Palmer John, mason
Silvey James, boot and shoe maker and parish clerk
Powell Edward, Elephant and Castle Inn
Wells John, blacksmith
Williams James, carpenter and shopkeeper
Bills George, Tremahaid
Evans Wm., Mill farm
Kettle Jonas, Pembridge castle
Lane Henry, Gwenherion
Lock George, Greathouse
Wheeler Mrs. Jane, Callow hill
Wilcox Daniel, Summer house
Source: Edward Cassey & Co.: History, Topography, and Directory of Herefordshire. Printed by William Bailey, 107, Fishergate 1858.
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Civil Registration District: Monmouth
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Archenfield
Poor Law Union: Monmouth