Bettws Church Newport Mon 1886


Sketch by C.E. Compton
Size approx 7" x 4" (torn out of a sketch book)
Wording on it says: Bettws Church.Oct 14th 1886

Back  (see also Ebbw Bridge and Bassaleg Bridge by same artist)

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Charles Edward Compton was born (almost certainly in Newport) in 1863. Lived (probably after he was married) in a house called St. Hilary, Llanthewy Road. Died 1937.

He was an architect. Architect to the Ebbw Vale Industrial Provident Society. Local Hon Secretary for Monmouthshire, Society of Architects, London. Offices at 35 Commercial Street. In John Newman's "Buildings of Wales, Gwent" the only building attributed to him is the Baptist Church, Llanthewy Road, dated 1912.


Newport Art Gallery have 3 watercolours by Compton of local scenes (you'll find them on this website: Christchurch Lane      Fourteen Locks     Malpas Canal  ).

Charles Edward Compton
Photo: "Who's Who In Newport".


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