Llangibby / Llangybi

Extract from Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire & South Wales, 1895.
Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2011

LLANGIBBY is a parish, on the river Usk, between Usk and Caerleon, 3¼ miles south from Usk railway station, in the hundred of Usk, union of Pontypool, county court district of Usk, rural deanery of Usk (western division), archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff. The church of St. Cybi, or Kibbius, is a building of stone, in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower containing 6 bells: there are sittings for about 200 persons, about 40 being free. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1679; marriages, 1754; burials, 1678. The living is a rectory, gross tithe rent-charge £500, average £379, net income £400, with 77 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Mrs. Addams Williams, and held since 1891 by the Rev. Herbert Addams Williams M.A. of Magdalene College, Cambridge, who is also perpetual curate of Coed-y-Paen, a hamlet of the parish. Here is a Baptist chapel. Here are the ruins of an ancient castle, once strongly fortified. The principal seats are Llangibby Castle, Arthur Evans esq. J.P.; Penarth, Hopton Addams Williams esq.; Llwyn-y-Celyn, Charles Nicholson esq. J.P.; Court-Bleddyn, John Seath Gaskell esq. The principal landowners are Mrs. A. Williams, who is lady of the manor, Bleddyn Nicholl esq. Digby Nicholl esq. Mrs. M. L. Nicholl and Charles Nicholson esq. The soil is clay and gravel; subsoil, is silurian. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, turnips, mangolds, clover and hay. The area is 4,443 acres; rateable value, £4,400; the population in 1891 was 468.

Sexton, John Reed.

Post Office.- Mrs. James, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive from Newport at 5 a.m. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid. Usk is the nearest money order & telegraph office

Wall Letter Boxes, Llwyn-y-Celyn, cleared at 7.10 p.m.; Coed-y-Paen cleared at 8 a.m.

Schools.
National (mixed), with residence for master & mistress, to hold 65 children; average attendance, 60; William Henry Kennett, master; Mrs. Kennett, mistress
Coed-y-Paen (mixed), to hold 70 children; average attendance, 40; Miss Jones, mistress

(Marked thus + receive their letters through Coed-y-Paen, Pontypool)

PRIVATE RESIDENTS.
Evans Arthur J.P. Llangibby castle
Gaskell John Seath, Court-Bleddyn
+ Griffin Stephen, Coed-y-paen
Nicholson Chas. J.P. Llwyn-y-Celyn
Williams Rev. Herbert Addams M.A. Rectory
Williams Hopton Addams, Penarth ho
Williams Mrs. A. Pen-y-park

COMMERCIAL.
Arthur Cradoc, farmer, Cefnllech
+ Arthur Thomas (Mrs.), Carpenters, Arms P.H. Coed-y-paen
+ Edmunds John, farmer, Common
Follott John, farmer, Pen-y-glog
George George, White Hart P.H
Griffiths Jas. farmer, Clawdd-a-park
Griffiths John, farmer, Ton farm
Harper Thomas, farmer, Tresteven
Harrhy Thomas, farmer, Cefndrinog
Harris David, frmr. White House frm
Harris William, farmer
Lewis Lewis & Sons, farmers, Graig with house; New house & Tregrwg
Lewis Edward, farmer, Little hill
Lewis Francis, farmer, Tonbach
Lewis John, farmer, Graigwith house
Lewis Thomas, farmer, New house
Lewis Thomas, farmer, Park farm
Lewis William, farmer, Tregrwg
Matthews Wm. farmer, Twyn farm
Morgan John, farmer, Ton-y-bedda

Nicholas William, farmer, Tinycia
Price Frank, farmer, Tonbach
Pritchard William, farmer, Cefncarna
Probert Bros. farmers, Cwmdowlais
Probert Edwin, farmer, Cwmdowlais
Probert Oliver, farmer, Cwmdowlais
Probert Walter, farmer, Cwmdowlais
Reed John, farmer, Duffryn
Roberts John, carpenter
Stephens William, farmer, Bittia
Thomas Evan, farmer, Pencarreg
Thomas John, carpenter, wheelwright & grocer, The Village
Thomas Richard, blacksmith & assistant overseer
Thorne Jsph. farmer, Low. Pen-y-glog
Waters Herbert, farmer, Hill farm
Whitley Jas. farmer, Cwm-y-frwd
+ Wiliams Chas. frmr. Coed-y-paen fm
Williams Evan, huntsman to John Lawrence esq
+ Wllllams Edmd. farmer, White hall
Williams Lewis, farmer
+ Williams Wm. farmer, Cym-y-burch
+ Williams Wm. Hy. frmr. Pentrewain
Young Charles, farmer, Cefn-carna
[Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire & South Wales, 1895]

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