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Welsh Newton, Herefordshire - Trade Directory, 1863

Extract from Trade Directory of Herefordshire, 1863

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2002


WELSH NEWTON is a 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 End petty Sessional division, rural deanery of Archenfield, and 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 of St. Mary is a plain old stone building, with small tower in the Norman style, in good repair; it has nave, porch, chancel, font, and 2 bells. The living is a rectory, value £47 yearly, in the gift of W. R. Jenkins, Esq.; the Rev. H. Prosser is the incumbent. There is a chapel for Wesleyans on Newton Common. The population in 1861 was 226; the acreage is 1,821. The soil is loamy; the subsoil is clay and rock. Sir Joseph Bailey is chief landowner.


   Parish Clerk, James Silvey

Bartrum John, farmer Meredith Joseph, shopkeeper
Davis Jas. Stonemason, Newton Cottage Powell Edward, Elephant & Castle
Davis John, farmer Silvey James, boot & shoe maker & parish clerk
Evans William, farmer, Gwenherion Simmonds William, Red Lion
Frances Thomas, farmer Taylor Michael, farmer, Tremahaid
George Timothy, boot & shoe maker Wells John, blacksmith
Kettle Thomas, farmer, Pembridge Castle Wheeler Jane, (Mrs.), farmer, Catlow Hill
Lock George, farmer, Greathouse  

   POST OFFICE - John Wells, postmaster. Letters arrive from Monmouth at 9 a.m.; despatched at 9.45 a.m. The nearest money order office is Monmouth

[Transcribed by Richard Lane in December 2002
from an original edition of this 1863 Trade Directory in Hereford Central Library]