New Passage  Gloucestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described New Passage like this:

NEW PASSAGE, a place in the S W of Gloucestershire; on the river Severn, 10 miles N N W of Bristol. It is on the line of the Bristol and South Wales Union railway; and it has a station on the railway, and is the point of communication across the Severn, which has here a width of about 2¼ miles. A ferry existed here from time immemorial; was the line of Charles I.'s escape, after leaving Raglan; was suppressed by Cromwell, on account of treachery by the boatmen to a party of republican soldiers who were pursuing the king; and was not used again till 1747.

Additional information about this locality is available for Severn Beach

New Passage through time

New Passage is now part of South Gloucestershire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Gloucestershire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about New Passage itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of New Passage in South Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th October 2020

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