Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Newport. You may be able to find further references to Newport in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
NEWPORT a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
NEWPORT and USK railway a railway Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Newport within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
George Borrow Conclusion: Newport and Chepstow 13
Henry Vincent Mar. 16 to 23: Wye valley, Newport and Devizes 8
Henry Vincent Mar. 24 to Apr. 1: Newport and Stroud 8
Henry Vincent Apr. 15 to 20: Bristol and Newport 6
Henry Vincent May 6 to 11: Arrest, and Monmouth Gaol 6
William Camden Hereford, Radnor, Brecon, Monmouth and Glamorgan 4
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 6: Newport and Cardiff 3
William Gilpin Bridgend to Bristol 3
Henry Vincent Apr. 22 to 27: the Welsh Valleys 3
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 5: Usk and Caerleon 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 1
John Wesley 1739: Field-Preaching; "All the World my Parish"; Whitefield; Wales 1
John Wesley 1740-2: Preaching Incidents; Wesley's Labor Colony; Dispute with Whitefield 1
John Wesley 1749-50: Wesley and the Soldiers; In Ireland and Wales Again; Wesley Burned in Effigy 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 1
Henry Vincent Feb. 28 to Mar. 9: Bristol, Cirencester and Stroud 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Pillgwenlly 0 2
Maindee 0 2
St Woolloos 0 1
Christchurch 0 2
Dyffryn 0 2
Caerleon Ultra Pontem 0 2
Malpas 0 2
Bassaleg 0 2
Caerleon 28 2
Betws 0 2
Nash 0 2
Llan Wern 0 2
Rogerstone 0 3
St Brides Wentlloog 0 2
Llangattock 0 2
Coedcernyw 0 2
Graig 0 2
Llanfrechfa 0 2
Whitson 0 3
Langstone 0 3