Llanddewi'r Cwm

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

LLANDDEW'R CWM is a parish and village in the county of Brecknock, on the road from Brecon to Builth, 2 miles south from Builth, and 2½ south from Builth Wells, on the Cambrian railway, in Builth hundred, petty sessional division, union and county court district, and in the rural deanery of Builth, archdeaconry of brecon, and diocese of St. David's. The church of St. David is a building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, porch and a tower containing 1 bell. There are 100 sittings, all free. The registers of baptisms and burials date from 1765, marriages 1755. The living is a perpetual curacy, gross yearly value £94, net income £60, with 3 acres of glebe, in the gift of Miss Thomas, and held since 1891 by the Rev. Howard Augustus Crosbie M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, who is also vicar of, and resides at Builth. The rent of a house in the parish, at the bequest of Mrs. Sybil Vaughan, is distributed yearly to the poor, and there is also 10s, for a sermon. Sir Joseph Russell Bailey bart. J.P. who is lord of the manor, Captain Harcourt Wood & Stanley Bligh esq. are the principal landowners. The soil is sandy and clay; chief crops, wheat, barley, oats and some roots. The area is 3,054 acres; the population in 1891 was 402.

Letters received through Builth R.S.O. which is the nearest post, money order & telegraph office. Letters arrive at 7 a.m. dispatched at 4.30pm.

National School (mixed), built in 1864, for 35 children; average attendance, 27.

Elliz George F., Oaklands
Hotchkis John, Oaklands

Tulk George, manager, Oaklands
Weatherley William Henry, seedsman, Oaklands

Jones John, Penlangrick farm
Jones Richard, Pantpulle farm
Jones Thomas, Pwllgwin farm
Lewis Aaron, Aberdihonw farm
Lewis William, Aberdihonw
Morgan Edward, Noyadd farm
Morgan Edward, Rhidwillin farm
Powel Evan, Cwminthe farm
Williams Evan, Dollinwith farm
Williams John, Hangwm farm
Williams John, Maescwm farm
Williams Roger, Miarthe farm
[Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire & South Wales, 1895]

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