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Bishton, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyMonmouthshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBishton St. Cadwallader 
Poor Law unionNewport 
Registration districtNewport1837 - 1936
Registration districtCaerleon1936 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtNP18
Post TownNewport