BISHTON: JOHNS NEWPORT DIRECTORY 1939

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BISHTON

POSTAL ADDRESS BISHTON, NEWPORT, MON.

AREA, 1,392 acres. RATEABLE VALUE, 773. POPULATION 137 (1931)

Bishton is a small parish 7 miles east from Newport, and 2 from Llanwern Station, the main line of the G.W. Railway running close to the village. It is in the Rural Deanery of Netherwent, archdeaconry and Diocese of Monmouth.

PLACES OF WORSHIP.-The Church, dedicated to St. Cadwallader, is an ancient one, and was restored in 1887. It is built of stone in the early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, north porch, and tower, the living, with that of Llanwern, being held by the Rev. R Shelley Plant. Churchwardens, J. R. Davies and Aubrey Rees. Presbyterian Hall is also here.

POSTAL-Sub-postmistress, Mrs. J. Webber. Post office and Telephone Call office. Letters via Newport, per rural Postman.

SCHOOLS-There is a Public Elementary School., headmistress, not appointed.


Bassett John, Ridings farm
Birch Mrs. Eliz. A.
Bowen I., Great House farm
Caldicott Edmund, Crossing House
Cochrane Samuel, Brook farm
Davies J. R, Bishton Castle
Davies Reg., Castle farm
Gale, Geo., Pound cottage
Gale Cuthbert, farmer, White house
Gale Stephen, farmer, White house
Hale S., haycutter, Vine cottage
Hawkins Hy., Little common
Hewett Frank, Coedespoeg farm
James John, G.W.R., Moorview
Lewis A., New Inn
Lightfoot W., Bishton crossing
Marsh R. L., Oak cottage
Plant Rev. R. Shelley, The Rectory
Pullen Rees, Pound farm
Rawlings E. V., Hoelanrow farm
Reece Aubrey, farmer
Rollings E., Pump cottage
Sellick Mrs., Old Post office
Tamplin Miss M., farmer, Village farm
Webber Mrs. L., Arch farm
Webber W., Rosedale
Williams Edwin, Lower house
Williams Arthur, Castle cottage
Williams Ivor Llew., Schoolhouse
Williams Mrs. F., Schoolhouse


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