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.

COEDKERNEW is a parish on the road from Milford to London, 2 miles north-by-east from Marshfield station on the South Wales section of the Great Western railway, 4 south-south-west from Newport, and 8 from Cardiff, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Wentloog, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Newport, rural deanery of Newport, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The church of All Saints is a modern building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western belfry containing one bell: there are 130 sittings. The register dates from the year 1733. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of St. Bride Wentloog, joint net yearly value 244, with residence and 47 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff, and held since 1871 by the Rev. Watkin Davies.

There is a mission room and Sunday school here. That portion of the road from Newport to Cardiff which passes through this parish commands a very extensive view of the Wentloog Level, the Bristol Channel and the coast of Somersetshire. Lord Tredegar, is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is loam; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are corn and hay. The area is 769 acres; rateable value, 879; the population in 1891 was 135.

County Constable: Thomas David

Letters through Cardiff via Castleton, which is the nearest post, money order & telegraph office, arrive at 9 a.m

The children of this place attend the school at Marshfield.

Davies Rev. Watkin, Rectory

Baker Mary (Miss), farmer, Long house
Dundridge Frank, farm bailiff to Lord Tredegar, Cefn-Mogell
Edwards John, farmer, Tavern farm
Edwards Thomas, wheelwright
Hillier James, stud groom to Lord Tredegar, Stud farm
Lewis Thomas, farmer & assistant overseer
Parsons John Steele, market gardener, Ivy cottage
Parsons Edwin, farmer, Mardy farm
Parsons Robert, farmer, Berry hill
Phillips Rees, farmer, Ty-yn-Bryn
Thomas William, blacksmith
Williams John, farmer & market gardener, Danygraig