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.

Llanthomas hamlet

CWMCARVAN is a parish and village, on an affluent of the small river Trothy, on the left of the road from Monmouth to Abergavenny, 2 miles south from Dingestow station on the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool section of the Great Western railway and 4 miles south-south-west from Monmouth, in the Southern Division sion of the county, hundred of Raglan, Trellech petty sessional division, Raglan and Trellech highway district of the Monmouth District Council, union and county court district of Monmouth, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The church is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and an embattled western tower with a Square turret at the north-east angle, and containing 6 bells : the church was restored in 1877 at a cost of 700, and affords 130 sittings.
The register of baptisms and marriages dates from the year 1660; births, 1728; burials, 1662.
The living is a chapelry annexed to the rectory of Mitchel-Troy, joint net yearly value 296, with 80 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Duke of Beaufort, and held since 1886 by the Rev. Henry Marriott Tomson Bidwell, who resides at Mitchel-Troy.

There are fine views over a great extent of country from Cwmcarvan Hill. Craig-y-dorth, an eminence in this parish, is famous as having been the scene of a memorable battle fought there between Owen Glendower and King Henry IV, in the year 1404, when the troops of the latter were defeated and driven to the Welsh Gate On the Monnow at Monmouth.

Caer-llan is the residence of Capt. Henry Edward Walters R.N., J.P.

The Duke of Beaufort A.D.C. who is lord of the manor, W. C. A. Williams, esq., the trustees of the late James Richards esq. and Samuel Courthope Bosanquet esq. of Dingestow Court, are principal landowners.

The soil is clay, subsoil, marl. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and turnips. The area is 3,003 acres ; rateable value, 1,728; the population in 1891 was 215.

Llanthomas hamlet, 1 miles west, is in this parish.

Parish Clerk, Amos Williams.

Letters through Monmouth, which is also the nearest money order & telegraph office, arrive at 9 a.m. The nearest post office is at Mitchel-Troy.
Wall Letter Box, Trelleck road, cleared at 5.50 p.m. week days only.

Parochial School (mixed) erected in 1870, for 40 children; average attendance 25; Miss Mary Catherine Eddy, mistress.

Walters Capt. Henry Edward, R.N., J.P., Caer-llan

Ballinger Henry, farmer, Bourne
Ballinger Thomas, builder
Bartlett James, farmer, Trealey farm
Bevan Samuel, farmer
Davis Charles, The Grouse P.H., Trelleck road
Cole Herbert, farmer, Glamca
Edwards Robert, farmer, Craig-y-dorth
Edwards William, farmer, Wern Gochen
Gunter George, farmer
Gwillim John, farmer, Great Llanthomas
Hall James, farmer, Church farm
Hallen Elizh. (Mrs.), farmer, Lower Cwm
Harding Harry William, farmer,Cwm collier
Howells Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Lower house
Jones Isaac, farmer & blacksmith, Croft-y-cloy
Lewis Charles, farmer, Llyncellyn
Morgan David Walter, farmer, Treveldee
Morgan William, farmer, Cross Robert
Nicholas Elijah, farmer
Nicholas John, farmer & overseer, New house
Nicholas Robert, farmer
Nicholas Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Tybach
Nicholas Mary Maria (Miss), farmer, Little Llanthomas
Nicholas Walter, farmer, Lower house
Nicholas Walter, farmer
Oliver Alfred, farmer, Gladder farm
Paske Charles, farmer, White house
Pritchard John, farmer
Prosser Thomas W., Sornerset Arms P.H.
Roberts William, farmer, Craig-y-dorth
Warren Edward, farmer, Pentrewheeler
Williams Charles, farmer