Towns & Parishes
"NEWCHURCH, a parish in the upper division of Caldicott hundred, county Monmouth, 5 miles N.W. of Chepstow, its post town, and 12 from Monmouth. It is in two divisions, E. and W., and includes the chapelry of Devandean. The village is considerable, but chiefly agricultural. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £166. There is also a chapel-of-ease at Devandean. The parochial charities produce about £8 per annum."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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 established after 1851.
Newchurch Parish consisting of East Division and West Division; Statistics; Area 5434 acres; Population 382 males, 365 females, total 747
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Eglwys Newydd Ar Y Cefn, Yr / Newchurch, St Peter's- records with the Gwent RO|
|1710-78, 1780-1942||1710-1970||1711-78, 1780-1897|
|Bishops Transcripts||1725-1868 - records with the NLW|
|Ddefawdon, Y / Devauden, Unknown Dedication (formed from Yr Eglwys Newydd ar y Cefn/Newchurch) - records with the Gwent RO|
|Bishops Transcripts||1839-48, 1851-73 - records with the NLW|
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 8 April 2011)
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