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.
NEWTON COMMON, CATLOW, PEMBRIDGE CASTLE, GREATHOUSE, SUMMER HOUSE, MILL FARM, TREMAHAID, and GWENHERION, are places here.
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