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.
MALPAS is a parish 1 miles north-by-west from Newport railway station, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Wentloog, Newport petty sessional division, union and county court district, rural deanery of Newport, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff. The Hereford and Shrewsbury railway, the Brecon canal and the Abergavenny and Newport road pass through the parish.

The church of St. Mary is an edifice of stone, rebuilt in the years 1840-50, in the Early Norman style, and consists of chancel and nave and a western bell turret containing one bell: the original fine chancel arch is preserved, as also the remarkable south doorway, where the pillars supporting the arch on either side have no similarity to each other in pattern: there are 180 free sittings. The register dates from the year 1733. The living is a vicarage, net Yearly value 50, with residence and 40 acres of glebe, in the gift of Francis Prothero esq. and held since 1873 by the Rev. Edward Jenkins M.A. of Jesus College, Oxford.

Malpas Court is the seat of Francis Thomas Egerton Prothero esq., B.A., J.P.; Bryn Glas is the residence of Mrs. Williams, Woodlands of Edward Steer esq., J.P., and The Firs, of Richard Laybourne esq., D.L., J.P., M.I.C.E.

There was formerly here a Cluniac monastery forming a cell to the priory of Montacute, in Somersetshire, and founded by Winebald de Balon; at the Dissolution there were two monks, and the revenues amounted to 14 a year: a part of one of the walls, still standing, serves as a boundary to the churchyard.

F. T. E. Prothero esq. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is clay; subsoil, gravel and rock. The crops are chiefly grass and corn. The area is 974 acres of land, 10 of water, 4 of tidal water and 7 of foreshore; rateable value, 3,781; the population in 1891 was 430.

Sexton, George Barrett.

Post Office. - David Nott, sub-postmaster. Letters through Newport arrive at 7 a.m. & 4 p.m.; dispatched at 6.45 p.m. ; sundays, dispatched at 10 a.m. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid. The nearest money order office is at Shaftesbury street, .Newport, telegraph office at Newport, head office, 2 miles distant

School (mixed), with house for master; the schoolhouse was erected in 1868, at the expense of Thomas Cordes esq. upon a site given by the late Rev. Thomas Prothero, of Malpas Court, & enlarged in 1876 at a cost of 180, & further enlarged in 1886, at a cost of .200, at the expense of Thomas Cordes esq., to hold 140 children ; average attendance, 96 ; Thomas William Rees, master; Mrs. Mary Rees, infants' mistress

Ford William Tom, The Grove
Griffiths Henry William L.D.S.(Ire). The Strand
Jenkins Rev. Edward M.A. Vicarage
Laybourne Richard, D.L., J.P., M.I.C.E., The Firs
Moxon John, The Lodge
Nicholas John, Ty-graig
Prothero Francis Thomas Egerton M.A., J.P., Malpas court
Spiller Allan William, Cefn Coed
Stanfield Richard, Pentwyn
Steer Edward J.P., The Woodlands
Trayes Miss, Blaen-y-pant
Tunnadine Henry, Malpas road
Williams Mrs., Bryn Glas

Bayliss Geo., farmer, Craig-y-Ceilog
Carter Fred, farmer, Tynapwl
Edwards John, assistant overseer
Evans Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Hollybush farm
Fursey Eliza (Mrs.), farmer, Tyhir frm
Fusey Richard, Three Horse Shoes P.H.
Guy Daniel, farmer & pork butcher, Claremont
Jenkins Edward, farmer
Joseph Ann (Mrs.), blacksmith
Nott David, shopkeeper, Post office
Pugh Aubrey M., farmer
Roberts Jesse, dairyman, Ty-mawr
Tovey Brothers, farmers
Tunnadine Henry, brick maker, Malpas Road brick works