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Dixton or Dixton Newton, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Dixton or Dixton-Newton, a hamlet and a parish in Monmouthshire. The hamlet lies on the river Wye, 1 mile NE of Monmouth. The parish includes the hamlets of May Hill, Redbrook, and Wyesham. Post town, Monmouth; there is also a post, money order, and telegraph office at Redbrook under Monmouth. Acreage, 3467; population of the civil parish, 642; of the ecclesiastical, 714. Stone is quarried here. There are also brick and tile manufactories and steam sawmills. On the summit of the Kymin Hill was erected in 1800 a monument to commemorate the naval victories of the 18th century; it was restored in 1882 by the Duke of Beaufort. An extensive view embracing ten counties is obtained from this hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £143 with residence. The church is ancient, and has a low broach spire.

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 parishDixton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionMonmouth 

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