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"NEWTON NOTTAGE, in the Cwmwd of Tir yr Hwndrwd, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Newcastle), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Rectory valued in the King's Books at £17..4..7: Patronage, in the Three Manors, each Manor presenting in its turn; two of which being holden by Colonel Knight, he has the two next Presentations; the present Incumbent, The Rev. Mr. Jenkins, having been presented by Calvert Jones, Esq., who holds the third Manor: Church dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 209. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £17 l..12..8 1/2, at 10s. 6d. in the pound. It is 12 m. W. b. N. from Cowbridge. This Parish contains about 1000 acres of inclosed and cultivated Land, and about 1000 acres uninclosed and uncultivated. It is situate upon the Bristol Channel: and is a commodious and agreeable Bathing-place, with a fine Shore. Here is a curious Well, which ebbs and flows in opposition to the Sea; that is, when it is high water at Sea, the water subsides in the Well, and when it is low Water at Sea, the water rises in the WeIl. It is thought that the Name should be written Newton Nunnage, as it is not improbable but there was a Nunnery here." From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.


Here is a substantial reading list of books which relate to Glamorgan, either county or parish.

References to the Parish of Newton Nottage and the town of Porthcawl at the British Library

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Parish Church of St. John the Baptist


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Newton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

Chapels Database  - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish

Davies, Charles D. The Church of St. John Baptist, Newton, Porthcawl.  1938.  Extracts and photographs from the book - provided by Phil Mustoe.

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St John the Baptist Church, Newton

NEWTON NOTTAGE, St. John the Baptist  

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, and is in the Benefice of Newton Nottage. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference SS836775.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1715-1899, Marriages, 1716-1837, Burials, 1715-1899.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff. (St John the Baptist)
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1715-1723, 1740-1746, 1756-1781, 1782-1799, 1805-1810, 1813-1941 1715-1723, 1741-1957 1715-1723, 1740-1787, 1790-1801, 1811-1952 1754-1812, 1875-1911 1722-1805, 1807-1823, 1825-1838

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

The following Religious Institutions are covered in the Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI) :-

  • Newton Nottage, St. John the Baptist - Christenings (BT's), 1820-1861

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Newton which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Newton Nottage as shown on the online parish map from the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Gareth Hicks)

  • Newton Nottage (102); Black Rocks; Clevis; Coastguard Sta.; Dan-y-graig; Dock; Grove; Gt Western Railwy; Harbour; Heol-y-splot; Hutchwns;  Hutchwns Point; Irongate Point; Lock's Common; Manor Fm.; Moor; Mount Pleasant; Newton (village); Newton Burrows; Newton Down; Newton Point; Nottage (village); Nottage Court; Old Winchmill; Pant-y-rhyll; Parc-Isaf; Parc-newydd; Porthcawl (town); Porthcawl Point; Pwll-y-moor; Resr.; Rhych Point; Rock Ho.; Sea View; Shortland; St David's Well; St John's Well; The Beacons; Ty Cobyn; Ty-Coch (2); Ty-Talbot; Ty'n-y-caeau;

Description of parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis


Transcript of complete name listing for Bridgend, and Porthcawl, from Slaters Directory for 1858-1859.

Transcript of Porthcawl, with Newton Nottage and neighbourhoods, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Newton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish


Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Newton Nottage and other Glamorgan parishes, collection    "Leonard Sutton Higgins was a historian and antiquary who carried out extensive research into the history of Newton Nottage,Porthcawl and Merthyr Mawr Warren, Glamorgan"
     "Mineral lease, 1827; building lease, 1893; common recovery re. Baptist chapel at Newton Nottage, 1806; transcript of evidence re. Newton NottageCommons case, 1921; cuttings book, 1892-1920; counsel's opinion concerning sale of Blogden Well, Porthcawl, 1938; correspondence re. sanitary conditions in Llangynwyd, 1874; South Wales Railway Act, 1845; and plan of Park Maesteg mineral property, 1921."


  • Loughor family, Newton Nottage
    1437-1937: manorial documents and legal papers relating to Newton Nottage manors (Loughor, Herbert and Pembroke)
    [Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff - Reference: D/D Wi]


This diagram shows the position of this parish within the county of Glamorgan - click on this to see a full size diagram of the county

Glamorgan Parish Map

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS836775 (Lat/Lon: 51.484390, -3.677801), Newton which are provided by:


The Population of Newton Nottage was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 792 1851 - 959 1861 - 1,082 1871 - 1,455 1881 - 1,397 1891 - 1,758

Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Newton Nottage  Civil Parish records          " ........ including tithe plan and apportionment, 1846-1847; vestry minutes book, 1818-1883; miscellaneous documents, 1651-1986"