Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Alternative names: Newton Welsh, Welsh Mewton

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1758
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

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Historical Descriptions

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 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


Bartrum John

Bills George, Tremahaid

Davis John

Evans Wm., Mill farm

Frances Thomas

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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  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Monmouth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Archenfield
  • Poor Law Union: Monmouth
  • Hundred: Wormelow
  • Province: Canterbury