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BETWS, Y / BETTWS, Monmouthshire

"BETTWS, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Wentllooge, in the county of Monmouth, 3 miles to the N.W. of Newport, its post and union town. Its name, common to several parishes in Wales, signifies a pleasant place among the hills. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the vicarage of Woollas, in the diocese of Llandaff. The church is dedicated to St. David."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]


Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by   I.G   Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.  Check with  Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches built after 1851.

Bettws parish; Statistics; Area 1132 acres, Population 52 males, 35 females, total 87

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

Description and Travel

Bettws photographs - on

Bettws - on wikipedia




(Last updated - Gareth Hicks  - 9 March 2011)

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