Newtown  Montgomeryshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Newtown like this:

Newtown.-- parl. bor., market town, and par., Montgomeryshire, on river Severn, 7 ½ miles SW. of Montgomery and 188 from London by rail - town and par., 2736 ac., pop. 4279; bor. (comprising Newtown par., and part of Llanllwchaiarn par.), 6836 ac., pop. 6974; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. ...

Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. Tre-Newydd is the Welsh name of the town, which is the chief seat of the Welsh flannel mfr., a trade which has fallen off considerably in the district, and is being superseded by mfrs. of tweeds, shawls, &c. Newtown is one of the Montgomery District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member.

Newtown through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Newtown, in Powys and Montgomeryshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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