Betws Newydd / Bettwsnewydd


"BETTWYS-NEWYDD, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Ragland, in the county of Monmouth, 5 miles to the N.W. of Usk, its post town. The living is a perpetual curacy attached to the vicarage of Llanarth, in the diocese of Llandaff. The parochial charities amount to £5 per annum. Bettws Lodge is the chief residence." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


Church History

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 given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.  Check with  Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches built after 1851.

Bettws-Newydd parish ; Statistics; Area 1122 acres, population 71 males, 70 females, total 141

  • Bettws Newydd Parish Church - Attendance - morning 84+12 scholars      Service alternatively morning/afternoon      I service in English     William Price, Minister, Raglan

    Church Records

    See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

    • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
      Betws Newydd / Bettwsnewydd, St Aeddan's Church - records with the NLW
      1734-19741734-73, 1796-18361734-1973
      Bishops Transcripts1696, 1726, 1728-1821, 1823-4, 1826, 1832-76 - records with the NLW
      (see also Llan-arth)
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

    Description & Travel

    Bettws Newydd - on wikipedia

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    Historical Geography

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    • Family Search have an interactive map called "England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851" showing parish (and other) boundaries with optional background maps such as Ordnance Survey. There is also a Search facility, do read the guidance notes to get maximum benefit from this useful resource. See here for further background information to assist in the interpretation of this data
    • Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.  Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county.
    •  Plan of the parish of Bettws Newydd in the County of Monmouth - on the People's Collection Wales site

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO366067 (Lat/Lon: 51.755328, -2.91936), Betws Newydd / Bettwsnewydd which are provided by: