Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire,1901
The proprietors trust that the present Edition of Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire may be found at least equal in accuracy to the previous ones. Every place in Monmouthshire, and every parish will again be found to be included in the book. The Letters M.O.O. and S.B. are abbreviations adopted by H.M. Post Office to represent Money Order Office and Savings Bank.


LLANVIHANGEL-TOR-Y-MYNYDD (the Church of St. Michael under the Hill), on the main road from Chepstow to Raglan is a parish 6 miles east-by-north from Usk station on the Monmouth and Pontypool section of the Great Western railway, and 8 north-west from Chepstow, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Raglan, petty sessional division of Trellech, union of Chepstow, county court district of Usk, rural deanery of Chepstow, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The church of St. Michael, restored in 1860, is an ancient, structure in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north-west porch and a western bell-turret containing 2 bells: there are 100 sittings.

The register dates from the year 1592. The living is a rectory, net yearly value 78, with 16 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Archdeacon of Llandaff. There is a Bible, Christian chapel on the summit of the hill.

The Duke of Beaufort is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is clayey; subsoil, clay.

The chief crops are seeds and roots. The area is 1,031 acres ; rateable value, 753 ; the population in 1891 was 136.

Parish Clerk, John Vaughan.

Letters through Chepstow & Usk arrive at 9 a.m. Llanishen is the nearest money order & telegraph office. Nearest Letter Box, Cobblers Plain, cleared at 6 p.m.

This parish is included in the United School Board district of Llanishen, Llanvihangel-Tor-y-Mynydd & Trelleck Grange, formed 30 Aug. I875, & the school is in Llanishen parish.

(Marked thus * letters through Usk.)
*Anstry Oliver, farmer, The Wern
  Constance, Joseph, farmer, Star hill
  Davies Edgar Morgan, castrator
  Dowle Lewis Henry, farmer, Tor-y-mynydd farm
  Dawes Job, farmer, Berthgrwn farm
*Frost John, farmer, Llanpill
  Lane Mary (Mrs.), farmer, The Corn
*Morgan James, Star inn P.H.
  Morgan Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Ty-mawr
  Morgan Richard farmer, Star hill
  Morris Thomas, farmer, Star hill
  Price Alfred, shopkeeper
*Pritchard John. farmer, Llangunnog farm
*Thomas Isaac, farmer, Ty-bach
*Watkins Wm., farmer, Gwerninog farm
*Williams Jas. farmer, Court House farm