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Llanwynell / Wolvesnewton

"NEWTON-WOLVES, a parish in the hundred of Upper Ragland, county Monmouth, 6 miles N.W. of Chepstow. The village is small and chiefly agricultural. The soil is fertile and well cultivated. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £190."

[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.

Wolves-Newton Parish; Statistics; Area 2649 acres; Population 111 males, 108 females, total 219

  • Wolvesnewton Parish Church         Attendance - morning 18 + 9 scholars, evening 34 + 9 scholars    [ + 8/10 more on average]    1 service in English     David Jones, Rector
  • Nebo, Independent      Erected 1818    Attendance - (average) morning 40, afternoon 30    "A Day School has been conducted in connexion with the Society meeting at the Chapel for the space of about 10 years. It averaged about 25 scholars but owing to the want of pecuniary support it ceased last week"    James Jones, Deacon

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.
    Llanwynell / Wolvesnewton, St Thomas à Becket's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms & Burials Marriages
    1716-1812 1716-1970
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-52, 1755-97, 1799-1807, 1809-16, 1818-27, 1829-30, 1832, 1834-62 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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  • 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.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST454997 (Lat/Lon: 51.693338, -2.791360), Llanwynell / Wolvesnewton which are provided by: