"NEWCHURCH, or LLAN-NEWYDD, a parish, in the lower division of the hundred of ELVET, union and county of CARMARTHEN, SOUTH WALES, 3 1/2 miles (N.W. by N.) from Carmarthen; containing 867 inhabitants. . . The parish is situated on the banks of the river Gwili, and on the turnpike-road from Carmarthen to Newcastle-Emlyn, and comprises a large extent of arable and pasture land, which is fertile and in a good state of cultivation. The court leet for the hundred is held under Earl Cawdor, at Bwlch Newydd, in the parish. . . The church, which was entirely rebuilt in 1829, is a remarkably neat edifice; and there are place of worship for Independents and Calvinistic Methodists. About 50 males and females are taught in a Sunday school belonging to the Established Church, and about 60 in one appertaining to Methodists. . . " [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]
|Cwmdwyfran Chapel (Welsh Calvinistic Methodist), Cwmdwyfran, Newchurch|
|Henfwlch (Calvinistic Methodist or Independent ?) Chapel, Henfwlch, Newchurch|
Some 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 are those of the informants
Parish entry from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books).
Griffiths, G. Milwyn. A Visitation of the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen, 1710 National Library of Wales journal. 1974, Summer Vol XVIII/3. Includes the parish of Llan Newydd
Dyfed FHS have photographs and data relating to various churches and chapels on their site
PR 1719-38 recorded in 1933 apparently lost
Parish registers: Christenings (1742-1980) , Marriages (1742-1970) and Burials (1742-1975) are at Carmarthenshire Record Office
Copy ms PR CB (1719-38, 1742-1812) M (1720-38, 1742-1838) are at the NLW
Copy ts PR index CB (1813-75) M (1742-1875) at NLW and Carm.RO
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1675-7, 1681-2, 1686-7, 1690, 1693, 1696-8, 1702-3, 1705, 1707-8, 1711, 1713, 1716-18, 1720-1, 1724-40, 1743-59, 1762-70, 1773, 1775-85, 1787-99, 1802-58, 1878) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
An Index to Christenings (1813-1875), Marriages (1742-1875) and Burials (1813-1875) is available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS.
Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 15 - Elvet Hundred (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989)
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., byJones, I.G. & Williams, D. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. These statistics for this parish are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;
Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site
The transcription of the section for Newchurch from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Newchurch to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Newchurch has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Sampler made by Ann Stott, Newchurchc 1850 - on the People's Collection Wales site
Lloyd, Sir John E., (Ed.). A History of Carmarthenshire (2 vols.), Cardiff, London Carmarthenshire Society (1935, 1939). Extracts from this book can be accessed on some parish pages, see here for this parish
Morgan, R.T.M. The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Newchurch, Carmarthen, W.M. Evans and Son (1910).
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN387244 (Lat/Lon: 51.895, -4.345951), Newchurch which are provided by:
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- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Places, villages, farms etc within Newchurch as shown on the online parish map from the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Gareth Hicks)
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Newchurch Parish Council Records 1837-1990 (accumulated 1894-1990)