CLEARWELL is a village and tithing, in the parish of Newland, 2 and a half miles from Coleford, 7 from Lydney station on the South Wales Railway, 13 from Ross, and 6 from Monmouth, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Saint Briavels, county court district of Monmouth, rural deanery of Forest South, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol.
The register dates from the year 1830. Clearwell, together with a portion of the Forest of Dean, constitutes the new parish or ecclesiastical district of St. Peter, which is a vicarage, yearly value £195 with residence, held by the Rev. Howard Lewis Parry, M. A., of St. Peter's College Cambridge. The National schools (Mixed and Infant) built chiefly by the late Dowager Countess of Dunraven, are handsome buildings, and will accomodate 150 children.
The soil is loamy and gravelly ; subsoil, clayey, sandstone and limestone. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and roots. The area is returned with Newland ; the population of the tithing in 1861 was 816.
PARISH CLERK - John Hill
POST OFFICE - Henry Williams, receiver. Letters through Coleford are delivered at 7 a.m. ; despatched at 6.50 pm. The nearest money order office is at Coleford.
National School - Edward S. Johnson, master; Mrs Mary Roberts, infant mistress.
DAVIS R. S., M.D.
GALLWEY Capt. H. P., R. N., J. P., Clearwell court
LANGHAM Mrs., Mill end
PARRY Rev. Howard Lewis, M. A. [vicar], Vicarage
BEACH William, carpenter
CLARKE John, farmer & miller, Stow
CONSTANT Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Noxon farm
DAVIS Richard, cooper
GILBERT John, beer retailer, Stow green
HOLDER Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Platwell
HUNT Jonathan, farmer
JONES Clemima (Mrs.), nail maker & beer retailer
JONES Edmund, wheelwright
JONES John, farmer, Scatterford farm
MATTHEWS Mathew, farmer, Stow green
MANTLE Sophia, (Mrs.), grocer
MILES Henry, farmer, Court farm
MILES James, farmer, Longney farm
MILES William, farmer
MORGAN Thomas, farmer, Cawdwell farm
MUSGROVE John, Ore Pool Inn
NICHOLAS Mrs., farmer, Hill House
PACKER Thos., plumber, painter & glazier
PAYNE Edwin, stone merchant
PRICHARD Jonathan, shoe maker
REES Alfred, grocer & stone cutter
RICHARDS Thomas, shoe maker
SMITH William, beer retailer
STEEL Thomas Rees, saddler & grocer
TAYLOR Thomas, saddler & harness maker
TEAGUE George, farmer, Trowgreen farm
TOWNSEND Richard, stone merchant & farmer
WHERRETT Daniel, farmer, Lamb's Quay farm
WILLIAMS Alice (Mrs.), Wyndham Arms, & stone merchant
WILLIAMS Hen., grocer & stone merchant, & post office
YARWORTH Thomas, stone merchant & farmer, Dean pool
YARWORTH William, butcher
YORK Thomas, blacksmith