Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for NEWCASTLE

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.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "two hamlets, a parish, and a hundred"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Newcastle AP       Newcastle Hundred       Glamorgan AncC
Place: Newcastle

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