Welsh Newton, Herefordshire - Cassey's Directory, 1858


Extract from Cassey's Directory of Herefordshire, 1858

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2002
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WELSH NEWTON is a township, parish and village, 8 miles south-west from Ross railway Station, 3½ north from Monmouth, 14½ south from Hereford, and 129 from London, in Wormelow Hundred, Monmouth Union, Harewood's End Petty Sessional Division, Hereford Archdeaconry and Bishopric; it is situated on the Hereford and Monmouth road, on the borders of Monmouthshire, and part of the parish is in that County. The church is a plain old stone building, with small tower, in the Norman style, in good repair; it has nave, porch, chancel, font, and two bells. The living is a rectory, worth £47 yearly; Rev. H. Prosser is the incumbent. There is chapel for Wesleyans on Newton Common. The population, in 1851, was 248; and the acreage is 1,821. The soil is loamy; the subsoil is clay and rock.

   NEWTON COMMON, Catlow, Pembridge Castle, Great House, Summer House, Mill Farm, Tremahaid, and Gwenherion, are places here.

   Letters through Monmouth, which is the nearest money order office.

Davis James, stonemason, Newton Common Powell Edward, Elephant and Castle Inn
Dyser Charles, esq., Newton Lodge Silvey James, boot & shoe maker and Parish Clerk
George Timothy, boot & shoe maker Wells John, blacksmith
Palmer John, mason Williams James, carpenter and shopkeeper
Palmer John, Red Lion Inn  
Bartrum John Kettle Jonas, Pembridge Castle
Bills George, Tremahaid Lane Henry, Gwenherion
Davis John Lock George, Greathouse
Evans William, Mill Farm Wheeler Mrs. Jane, Catlow Hill
Frances Thomas Wilcox Daniel, Summer House

[Transcribed by Richard Lane in December 2002
from a copy of Cassey's Directory of Herefordshire, 1858 in Hereford Central Library]