Newton in the Parish of Oystermouth


"Newton is an electoral ward and a village in the City of and County of Swansea, Wales. The Newton ward is a part of the Mumbles community.  ... The village of Newton is located near the Mumbles just inland and uphill from Swansea Bay. The sandy beaches of Langland Bay and Caswell Bay are located to the far south of the ward." wikipedia

"OYSTERMOUTH, formerly a parish, consisting of the seaside village of Oystermouth (or The Mumbles) together with the hamlets of Norton and Newton, by Local Government Board Provisional Confirmation Order No. 6, dated August 8th, 1918, is now, with Brynau, incorporated in the county borough of Swansea, under the title of Oystermouth and Brynau, " [From  Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923  (ArchiveCDBooks)  - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Church History

Photograph of Newton Church taken by Ronald Reynolds in the early 20th century. - on the People's Collection Wales site
Also Photograph of the interior of the Tower Arch at Newton Church


Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

The church is the dedicated to St. Peter, is in the Benefice of Newton St. Peter, and the diocese of Swansea and Brecon. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference SS603879.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  •  Newton Ecclesiastical Parish Records            " .............. Registers (including service and banns registers) 1899-1993; electoral rolls 1920-1970 and n.d.; Churchwardens' accounts 1933-1967; PCC minutes 1933-1963; papers relating to church property and fabric (including plans and licences) 1867-1993; papers relating to Newton School 1939-1970 and n.d.; church organizations 1905-1907; miscellaneous papers 1932-1978."
Non Conformist Registers deposited  
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref


Paraclete, Congregational 1820-1836 - 1836*
(*not on WGAS online list)
SS 60408815


PRO - Newton in the Parish of Oystermouth
WGAS - West Glamorgan Archive Service


Description & Travel

Newton - on Wikipedia

You can see pictures of Newton in the Parish of Oystermouth which are provided by:



The transcription of the section for Newton from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Newton in the Parish of Oystermouth has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS602880 (Lat/Lon: 51.573484, -4.018715), Newton in the Parish of Oystermouth which are provided by:



Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Newton School, records     "....... including log books, 1865-1948; an admission register, 1911-1956; summary attendance registers, 1907-1959; Swansea Education Committee handbooks, 1926-1936; advisory forms for parents, [c. 1925].