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.


ST. MAUGHANS is a parish on the river Monnow, which bounds the parish on the east and separates Monmouthshire from Herefordshire; it is 5 miles north-north-west from Moiimouth railway station, in the Northern division of the county, hundred and petty sessional division of Skenfrith, union and county court district of Monmouth, Monmouth and Skenfrith highway district, rural deanerv and archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The church of St. Maughan is a small but ancient building of stone in the Early English style, restored in 1866, at the expense of the late J. E. W. Rolls esq. and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a small western tower with open wooden lantern containing one bell: there are 150 sittings. The register dates from the year 1733.

The living is a vicarage, annexed to that of'Llangattock-vibon-Avel with Llanfaenor, joint net yearly value 230, in the gift of Lord Llangattock, and held since 1875 by the Rev. Alexander Maclaverty M.A.of Christ Church, Oxford, who resides at Llangattock-vibon-Avel.

Hilston Park is the seat of James Graham esq., D.L., J.P.; the mansion is of stone in the Italian style, very pleasantly situated in a woody park of nearly 500 acres.

The Duke of Beaufort A.D.C. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Lord Llangattock and James Graham esq. The soil is clayey; subsoil, marly clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and beans. The area is 1,322 acres of land and 6 of water. Rateable value, 1,147; the population in 1891 was 166.

Parish Clerk, James Jones.

Letters through Monmouth arrive at 8 a.m.  Rockfield is the nearest post office, from which letters are dispatched at 5.45 p.m.
The Hendre, about 2 miles distant, is the nearest money order & telegraph office.

The children of this parish attend the Llangattock-vibon-Avel National school

Graham James, D.L., J.P., Hilston park
Graham Douglas William, J.P., Hilston park

Birde The Misses, farmers, Coxstone
Day Thomas Rymer, farmer, Black moor
Griffith William, farmer, White house
Hall Alfred, plasterer, Nant-y-gern
Harries John, farmer, Maypole
Howard John, blacksmith
Howells Richard, farmer, Church farm
Owens George, carpenter, Nunnery
Parry Cornelius, farmer, Carter's farm
Thomas William, farmer
Walters Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Green farm
Walters John, farmer, Coed Buchan