Towns & Parishes
"SHIRE-NEWTON, a parish in the upper division of Caldicott hundred, county Monmouth, 4 miles W. of Chepstow, its post town, and 10 from Usk. It is situated on an eminence overlooking a fertile valley. It was formerly of more importance than at present. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £310, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Thomas-a-Becket. The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum. There is a National school."
[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.
Shire-Newton Parish; Statistics; Area 3544 acres; Population 508 males, 425 females, total 933
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Drenewydd Gelli-Farch / Shire Newton, St Thomas à Becket's Church - records with the Gwent RO|
|1730-69, 1771-1971||1733-1971||1803-7, 1848-1928||1730-1955|
|Bishops Transcripts||1725, 1729-38, 1740-1867, 1881-7 - records with the NLW|
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 6 June 2014)
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