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.


PENMAIN, or Penmaen, is a hamlet, and in 1845 was formed into an ecclesiastical parish from the civil parish of Mynyddslwyn; it is 3 miles north from Tredegar Junction station of the Great Western and London and North Western railways and 18 north-west from Newport, in the Southern division of the county, Wentloog hundred, Bedwellty petty sessional division, Newport union and county court district, rural deanery of Bedwellty, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff. The church of SS. Philip and James, erected in 1855, is a small edifice of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret with small spire, containing one bell: there are 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1866. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value 280, without residence, in the gift of the Crown and the Bishop of Llandaff alternately, and held since 1893 by the Rev. David Gower, who is also a surrogate. Here is a Welsh Congregational chapel.

The area is 4,250 acres; the population in 1891 was 4,209.

Parish Clerk, William Thomas.

Post Office, Rhiw-Sir-David. Mrs. Rebecca Harris, subpostmistress. Letters received at 9 a.m. & dispatched 6.20 p.m. week days only. Postal orders issued, but not paid. Blackwood is the nearest money order & telegraph office, 2 miles distant
Wall Letter Box, Pentwyn mawr, cleared at 7.5 p.m., sundays, 7.50 p.m

National School (mixed), built in 1845, for 250 children; average attendance, 200; William Henry Heritage, master

NEWBRIDGE is a village on the river Ebwy, in the ecclesiastical parish of Penmain, with a station on the Western Valleys section of the Great Western railway, 170 miles from London and 11 north-west from Newport. St. Paul's iron church, erected in 1889 at a cost of 350, by the Rev. Matthew Weston Moggridge, Of Woodfield Park, has sittings for 280 persons. There are also English and Welsh Baptist, Congregational, Wesleyan and Independent chapels. The Public Hall, erected in 1896 at a cost of 1,100, will hold 1,000 persons, and has an attached reading and recreation room.

Post, M. O. & T. O., T. M. O., Express Delivery, Parcel Post, S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office. William Price, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Newport at 5.25 & 9.30 a.m. & 3.55 p.m. & dispatched at 12.5, 2.40 & 7.55 p.m.
Wall Letter Box cleared at 11.20 a.m.. & 7.20 p.m

Police Station, Constables William Jones & Enoch Parry

Board School,. erected in 1875 & enlarged in 1882, at a total cost Of 3,000, for 482 children; average attendance, 140 boys, 120 girls & 150 infants; George William Stocker, master; Miss Mary Davies, mistress; Miss Elizabeth Bowen, infants' mistress.

Board School (mixed), Tynewydd, erected in 1896 at a cost of 4,000, for 550 children ; average attendance, 260 boys & girls & 200 infants; Alfred Conway Bowen, master; Miss Phoebe Ann Jones, infants' mistress

Railway Station, John Evans, station master

PONTLLANFRAITH is a hamlet in the ecclesiastical parish of Penmain, close to the Tredegar Junction of the Great Western and London and North Western railways and 13 miles north-west from Newport. The chapel of ease here is an edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, porch and a turret containing one bell: there are 120 sittings. There is a Catholic chapel at Penllwyn served from Pontymister, as well as Congregational and Welsh Methodist chapels.

Post, & M. O. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance office, William Daniel Richards, sub-postmaster. Letters through Newport, arrive at 5.55 a.m.; dispatched at 7.30 p.m. Letters delivered to callers only on Sunday. Blackwood is the nearest telegraph office, 2 miles distant

Board School, erected in 1878, at a cost of 2,000, & extended in 1898 at a further cost of 2,000, for 427 children; average attendance, 97 boys, 125 girls & 84 infants; William Edwards B.A. master; Mrs. Amelia Edwards, mistress; Miss Ann Williams, infants' mistress



Hughes William Hughes, Springfield villa
James Rev. John A.K.C. (curate)
Routledge William Henry J.P. Woodfield park
Williams Rev. Lewis B.A. (curate)

Burford George, farmer, Llispentwyn
Davies Henry, farmer, Croes Penmaen
Davies James, farmer, Pentref
Davies John, farmer, Kingcoed
Edmunds John, colliery proprietor
Evans Mary (Mrs.), woollen manufacturer
Evans Richard, coffee tavern
Harris Rebecca (Mrs.), grocer, Post office, "Rhiw-Sir-David"
Hopkins David, Rock & Fountain P.H.
Hopkins Evan, farmer, Penmain farm
Jenkins Thomas J. farmer, Penderry
Jones Charles, farmer, Croes Penmaen
Jones William, farmer, Ton-y-felin
Lewis Bros. farmers & horse dealers, Pen-y-rhiw
Lewis Edmund, farmer, Penmain house
Lewis Evan, farmer, Maesygarn
Lewis John, assistant overseer for Mynyddyslwyn district
Lewis Lewis, farmer, Gwrhay fach
Lewis Sarah (Mrs.), Pentwyn inn & farmer
Lloyd Edwin, farmer, Tyr Sais
Morgan John, farmer, Nant-goi
Perrott John, farmer, Croes Penmaen
Ponting William, farmer, Gelly gynos
Rowlands Adam, farmer, Ton-y-felin
Rowlands Thomas, Black Horse p.H
Stewart Caiaphas, Ivy Bush inn
Williams Rachel (Mrs.), beer retailer


Bowen Alfred, Holly terrace
Davies David, Hollybush house
Davies William Henry, J.P., Penner House
Edwards Rev. John (Welsh Baptist), Maesgwyn house
Edwards Thomas Stephen, Holmeleigh
George Rev. Morgan (Presbyterian), Pant farm
Gower Rev. David, Penmain vicarage
Griffiths James, High view villas
Harvey James, Beech house
James Mrs. Hollybush house
Jenkins Mrs. Bryn Gwyn house
Jones Harry, Dolgwyddfa
Jones Rev. John M. (Baptist)
Knight George, Glan-y-dwr
Phillips Evan
Raffan Peter Wilson, Glan-y-dwr
Richards Thomas, Glanyravon
Thomas Rev. Rowland William, Glencarn house
Wallace John Macartney, Ty celyn
Wild James
Williams Ellis, Bank house

Abbott Charles, shopkeeper
Badge James Charles, school attendance officer
Bailey John, insurance agent, Tyllwyd
Bater Richard, refreshment rooms
Celynen Workmen's Institute (Matthe Henry Budge, sec)
Coombes Tom, fruiterer
Davies Daniel, farmer, Twyn Coll farm
Davies David, stationer
Davies William Henry L.R.C.P.(Lond.), M.R.C.S.(Eng.), surgeon, Penner House
Edmunds Thomas, farmer
Edwards James, farmer, Pantyscawan
Edwards Thos. farmer, Pen-Craig-Penner
Edwards Thomas, grocer
Edwards Thomas Stephen, solicitor, Homleigh; & at Stow hill, Newport
Farr Edward, blacksmith &wheelwright
Flower & Co. butchers
Fox William, boot maker
Fox William Jonas, furniture dealer & general merchant
Fox Mary (Mrs.), boot maker
Foxon Welter, hairdresser, Victoria terrace
Francis Edmund, farmer
George Thomas Edmund, auctioneer, Waun-y-goff
Grady John, Beaufort Arms p.H
Griffiths James, contractor, High View Villas
Heard Tom, butcher, High street
Hoddenott George, farmer
Hopkins Evan, colliery proprietor
Hopkins John, miller (water)
Hughes Morgan, tailor
Humphreys Edward, greengrocer, High st
James John, beer retailer
Jones & Morgan, grocers, Beaufort house
Jones David, farmer, Twyn college
Jones Evan Gwynfe, draper, High st
Jones George, draper, Golden grove
Jones George, grocer & draper
Jones Harry, solicitor, Dolgwyddfa
Jones Mary (Mrs.), grocer, Golden Grove
Jones Mary Harris (Miss), shopkeeper, Victoria terrace
Knight & Sons, butchers
Lewis Edward, farmer, Ty pwll
Lewis Roger, Newbridge hotel
Lewis Thomas, shopkeeper
LloydsBank Lim. (sub branch) (open tues. 12.30 to 2.30) ; draw on London office, 72 Lombard street E C
McKay David B., travelling draper, Greenfield
Marsh Rachel (Mrs.), Red Lion P.H.
Matthews Evan Rees, insurance agent, High street
Mear Daniel, hair dresser & farmer, Pentwyn isha
Miller Benjamin M., watch maker
Morgan Charles, builder
Morgan Joseph, grocer
Moss John, insurance agent, Holly terrace
Newbridge Public Hall (Joseph Woolley, caretaker)
Newbridge John, lockeeper, Lock house
Parker Wm. farmer, Blaen-y-gwawrio
Phillips & Co. grocers
Price Brothers, grocers
Price William, shopkeeper, Post office
Pritchard Isaac, shopkeeper
Rees Edward, bootmaker, Main street
Rees Rees, shopkeeper
Renowker Alfred Ernest, bootmaker, Hill street
Richards Andrew, farmer, Pant
Richards Thomas M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond., surgeon, Glanyravon
Roskin Harry, pawnbroker & boot dlr. Victo.ria terrace
Sheddick Frank, baker, Tynewydd terrace
Smith Walter Jn., refreshment rooms, Victoria terrace.
Thomas Brothers, farmers, Penner
Thomas & Co. butchers
Thomas Daniel Lewis, draper
Thomas Lewis, auctioneer, Beehive House
Twyn Gwyn Colliery Co. Lim. (Thomas Walters, manager)
Volunteer Battalion (3rd) South Wales Borderers (E Co. Capt., E. J. Morris)
Waite James, painter & paperhanger
Wild James L.R.C.P.(Irel.), L.F.P. & S. & L.M.(Glas.), physician & surgeon
Williams Benj. farmer, Cadlonwydd
Williams Daniel, farmer, Pentre-Mawr
Williams David, contractor, Holly terrace
Williams Ellis, builder & contractor
Williams Morris, insurance agent, Tynewydd terrace
Williams William contractor, Holly terrace
Williams William, farmer, Twyn gwyn


Davies Mrs. Glenview
Davies Mrs. Ynys wen
Grifriths Mrs. Pembry house
James Edmnnd Jones, Gilwern house
Pratt William Henry, Woodland cottage
Williams Mrs

Coslett William Henry, School Attendance Officer
Davies Ann (Mrs.), beer retailer
Davies John, colliery proprietor
Davies Rebecca (Mrs..), apartments, Woodland terrace
Evans James, blacksmith:
Gibb George, shopkeeper
Isaac Jehoida, Greyhound inn
James Evan, Ivor Arms P.H
Jenkins Ann (Mrs.), Plough P.H.
Jenkins Sarah (Mrs) shopkeeper
Jenkins Wm., farmer, Penllwyn-mawr
Jeremiah Richard, farmer, Woodfield
Jones John, farmer, Tyllwyn
Jones Jonathan, farmer, Church farm
Jones Bros., farmers, Woodfield farm
Lawrence Thomas, farmer, Glanbrenar
Lewis John, grocer
Lewis Bros. butchers
Phillips Seth, auctioneer, valuer & farmer, Pont-y-celyn
Pratt William Henry, iron founder, Woodland foundry
Price Joseph, news agent
Rees Frank, Tredegar Junction hotel
Rees Thos. (Mrs.), farmer, Penllwyn-bch
Richards Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper .
Richards Llewellyn, farmer, Heolddu
Richards Sarah (Mrs.), draper
Richards Thomas, M.R.C.S. & L.R.C.P., (Lond.), physician & surgeon
Richards William Daniel, grocer, draper & Post Office
Thomas John William Evan, haulier
Thorne William, farmer, Tonhiddon
Watters Rachel (Mrs.), Cwm felin fach
Williams Ellis, wheelwright
Yorath Thomas, beer retailer