Bettws-Newydd is a parish, situated on the road from Clytha to Usk, 4 miles north-east from Usk and 2 from Nantyderry station on the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford railway, in Usk hundred, union of Abergavenny, county court district of Usk, south-western division of the rural deaconry of Abergavenny, archdeaconry of Monmouth, and diocese of Llandaff. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel and nave and a turret containing 2 bells, and there is a beautiful rood-loft: the church has been restored. The resister dates from the year 1734. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Llanarth, joint yearly value £285 from the tithe rent-charge, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Llandaff, and is now vacant. The Duke of Beaufort K.G. who is lord of the manor, and the Rev. Sir John Henry Fludyer bart. M.A. rector of Ayston, Rutland, are the principal landowners. The soil is gravelley; subsoil, gravel and lime. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley, turnips and mangolds. The area is 1,122 acres; rateable value £1,020; and the population in 1881 was 109.
Parish ClerkThomas Jones

Post Office - James James, receiver. Letters are received through Usk, which is the nearest money order and telegraph office.

The children of this parish attend the national school at Trostrey for the joint parishes of Bettws Newydd, Kemeys Commander and Trostrey.


Surname Forenames Occupation Abode
OAKLEY Mrs   Lime Hill House
BROOKS William Farmer Tump farm
DAVIES David Cattle dealer  
DIXON Sarah (Mrs) Butcher  
JAMES James Carpenter  
WILIAMS James Blacksmith  
WILLIAMS Thomas Farmer  
WYSOME Sarah (Mrs)   Black Bear

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