Hewelsfield, Gloucestershire Family History

Hewelsfield is a chapelry of Lydney Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1664

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Hewelsfield

  • Woolaston
  • Alvington
  • St Briavels
  • Hudnalls with St Briavel’s Common
  • Tintern Parva

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Hewelsfield, a parish in St. Briavell’s hund., union of Chepstow, county of Gloucester; 6 miles north-north-east of Chepstow, pleasantly situated in a valley between the rivers Severn and Wye. Living, a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Lydney. Tithes commuted in 1839; aggregate amount £123 8s. 2d. rectorial. Acres 1,580. Houses 104. A. P. £1,140. Pop., in 1801, 298; in 1831, 585. Poor rates, in 1838, £128 2s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Chepstow
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Hereford, Post-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Forest
  • Poor Law Union: Chepstow
  • Hundred: St Briavels
  • Province: Canterbury