Kelly's Directory for Monmouthshire, 1901

Kelly's Directory for 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. BRIDE NETHERWENT is a parish, in a valley running from Llanvaches to Magor, 2 Miles north from Magor station on the Severn Tunnel Junction and Newport line of the Great Western railway, 7 east-south-east from Caerleon and 8 west-by-south from Chepstow, in the Southern division of the county, lower division of Caldicot hundred, petty sessional division of Newport, union and county court district of Chepstow, rural deanery of Netherwent, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The church of St. Bride or Bridget is a building of stone in the Early English style, restored in 1848, and consists of chancel, nave, north porch and a saddle-back western tower containing 2 bells: the church has sittings for 104 persons. The register of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1771; marriages, 1754. The registers of Llandevenny are included in those of St. Bride.

The living is a rectory, with Llandevenny annexed, net income 156, with 48 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Mrs. Perry-Herrick, of Beaumanor Park, Leicestershire, and held since 1892 by the Rev. William Moss Ogle. There is a Roman camp on the hill opposite the church, and a barrow, which was opened by the Caerleon Antiquarian Society in 1866 and the relics found sent to the Caerleon Museum.

Mrs. Perry-Herrick is lady of the manor and the chief landowner. The soil is sandy; subsoil, gravel and limestone. The chief crops are grain and roots. The area is 1,032 acres; rateable value, 816; and the population in 1891 was 112.

LLANDAVENNY is a hamlet 2 miles west, and lies between Magor and Wilcrick, in the Newport union. The area is 237 acres; rateable value, 2,218; population in 1891, 46.

Parish Clerk, John Morgan,

Letters through Newport arrive at 10.30 a.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office & post office is at Magor, 2 miles distant.
Wall Letter Box, at Manor Farm, St. Bride, cleared at 8.5 a.m. & 5.50 p.m. week days only.

National School (for the parishes of Penhow, Llanvaches & St. Bride Netherwent), built in 1860 & enlarged in 1894, for 90 children; average attendance, 80; George James Butt, master; Mrs. G. J. Butt, mistress.

Ogle Rev. William Moss, Rectory

Baker Albert Sidney, farmer, Manor farm
Bird Emma (Mrs.), farmer, Manor farm, Llandevenny
Christopher Thomas, farmer, Llandevenny
Elliott Rachel (Mrs.), farmer, Whitehall farm, Llandevenny
Hale Henry, farmer, Five Lanes farm
Harris Henry, market gardener, Carrow hill
Howard Benjamin, Pen-y-lan farm
James David farmer, Llandevenny
Morgan John, miller (water), St.Bride's mill
Smith Thomas (Mrs.), farmer, Carrow Hill farm
Williams George, farmer, Mead farm, Llandevenny
Williams William, farmer, Red house, Llandevenny
Williams Thomas, farmer