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Welsh Newton, Herefordshire - Trade Directory, 1863

Extract from Trade Directory of Herefordshire, 1863

Transcription by Richard Lane © 2002

WELSH NEWTON.

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

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