Newcastle  Glamorgan


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

NEWCASTLE, two hamlets, a parish, and a hundred, in Glamorgan. The hamlets are Higher Newcastle and Lower Newcastle; they lie on the river Ogmore and the South Wales railway, within and around the town of Bridgend; and they take their name from an ancientcastle, the outer walls and a Norman doorway of whichstill exist. ...

H. N. includes the villages of Aberkenfigg, Angeltown, and Penyvae. Real property, £3, 443; of which £2,000 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 822; in 1861, 1, 357. Houses, 236. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of collieries, and of coke and iron-works. Real property of L. N., £1, 873. Pop. in 1851, 714; in 1861, 887. Houses, 192. The parish consists of the two hamlets, and is in Bridgend district. Post-town, Bridgend. Acres, 2, 870. Pop. in 1861, 2, 244. Houses, 428. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacies of Bettws, Laleston, and Tythegston, in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £360.* Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church stands on a conspicuous site in Bridgend; and is good. The hundred contains twelve parishes. Acres, 71, 276. 1851, 20, 157; in 1861, 24, 575. Houses, 4, 771.

Newcastle through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Newcastle, in Bridgend and Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 04th April 2020

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