Bishton, a parish in Monmouthshire, 1½ mile E of Llanwern station on the South Wales section of the G.W.R., and 5¼ E by S of Newport, which is the post town; money order office, Magor; telegraph office, Maindee. Acreage, 1392; population, 166. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Llanwern, in the diocese of Llandaff; joint gross value, £250 with residence. The church is small, and was restored in 1887. There is a Presbyterian Hall, which is used occasionally for religious services.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Bishton St. Cadwallader|
|Poor Law union||Newport|
|Registration district||Newport||1837 - 1936|
|Registration district||Caerleon||1936 - 1974|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Bishton from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Newport Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Bishton from 1936 to 1974 you should search for the Caerleon Registration District.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Bishton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Bishton (St. Cadwallader))
Online maps of Bishton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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