In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Whitson like this:
WITSON, or Whitson, a parish in Newport district, Monmouth; 2¾ miles SSE of Llanwern r. station, and 5½ SE of Newport. It has a post-office under Newport, Monmouth. Acres, 1,073. Real property, £2,326. Pop., 85. Houses, 16. W. House is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £180.* Patron, alternately the Chapter of Llandaff and Eton College. The church is good.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Whitson, in Newport and Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 11th March 2014
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