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Betws Newydd / Bettwsnewydd

"BETTWYS-NEWYDD, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Ragland, in the county of Monmouth, 5 miles to the N.W. of Usk, its post town. The living is a perpetual curacy attached to the vicarage of Llanarth, in the diocese of Llandaff. The parochial charities amount to £5 per annum. Bettws Lodge is the chief residence."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

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-Newydd parish ; Statistics; Area 1122 acres, population 71 males, 70 females, total 141

  • Bettws Newydd Parish Church - Attendance - morning 84+12 scholars      Service alternatively morning/afternoon      I service in English     William Price, Minister, Raglan

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

  • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
    Betws Newydd / Bettwsnewydd, St Aeddan's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1734-1974 1734-73, 1796-1836 1734-1973
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1726, 1728-1821, 1823-4, 1826, 1832-76 - records with the NLW
    (see also Llan-arth)
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

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Bettws Newydd - on wikipedia

Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO360060 (Lat/Lon: 51.748981, -2.928500), Betws Newydd / Bettwsnewydd which are provided by:
  • Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.  Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county.