The Monmouthshire canal runs through the parish and, the Great Western and Brecon and Merthyr railways form a junction here. There are four railway stations in the parish; two at Bassaleg, Rhiwderin station and Tydee station.
The church of St. Basil, standing on an eminence, is a building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch, and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells: in 1879 the church was re-seated and restored at a cost of £1,349, and now affords 400 sittings. The register of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1768 ; marriages, 1754. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value, £215, with residence and1½ acres of glebe, in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff, and held since 1898 by the Rev. David Bowen B.A. of St. David's College, Lampeter, surrogate. There are Baptist, Congregational and Wesleyan chapels at Bassaleg, Baptist, Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels at Tydee and a Congregational chapel at Rhiwderin. The charities, amounting to about £21 10s. yearly, are distributed in bread, money and kind.
On an eminence about a mile from the village, is a circular entrenchment, supposed to have been a Saxon camp, about a mile from which is another earthwork called Pen-y-park, Newydd.
Tredegar Park is the seat of the Right Hon. Lord Tredegar, Lord Lieutenant, lord of the manor and principal landowner.
The soil is clay and sand ; subsoil, limestone and clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley, and a little pasturage. The area of the entire parish is 6,855 acres of land, 90 of water and 42 of foreshore. The rateable value is £27,696 and the population in 1891 was 3,851.
Parish Clerk: Joseph Gilford.
Post, M.O. & T.O., T.M.O., Express Delivery, Parcel Post, S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office, Bassaleg.
William Taylor, sub-postmaster.
Letters arrive from Newport at 7.15 & 10 a.m.; dispatched at 10 a.m. 6.25 p.m.
Post & M.O.O. & S. B. & Annuity Insurance Office, Rogerstone.
George Hiley, sub-postmaster.
Letters from Newport arrive at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 12.12, 5.25 & 9 p.m. Bassaleg is the nearest telegraph office, 2 miles distant.
Post Office, Rhiwderin.
Miss Ann Williams, sub-postmistress.
Letters from Newport arrive at 7.40 & 9.20 a.m.; dispatched at 5.50 & 9.30 p.m.; sunday, dispatched 12 noon. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid. Bassaleg is the nearest money order & telegraph office, 2 miles distant.
Wall Letter Boxes:
Garth hill, cleared 9.45 a.m. & 6.10 p.m.; sundays, 12.10 p.m.
Rogerstone, 6.45 p.m. not sundays.
County Constabulary: George Cook, constable in charge at Rogerstone.
St. Basil's Church, Rev. David Bowen B.A.; 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7 p.m.
St. John's, Rogerstone; 11 a.m.& 6.30 p.m.; thurs. 7 p.m.
SS. Basil & Gwladys Catholic, Rogerstone, Rev. Alfred C. Knight, priest; 6 p.m.; mondays 7 p.m.; mass 10 a.m. last sunday in the month.
Baptist (Bethel) (Welsh & English), Bassaleg, Rev.William Morgan; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; fri. 7.30 p.m.
Baptist, Cefn, Rogerstone, Rev. Charles Harris; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m.
Congregational, Bassaleg, no fixed hours of service.
Congregational, Rhiwderin, Rev. Robert Mon Evans, A.T.S. ; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Wesleyan, Bassaleg; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; wed. 7.30 p.m.
Wesleyan, Rogerstone; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; wed. 7.15 p.m.
Duffryn & Graig School Board, consisting of 5 members, was formed 19 June, 1874; W. Wade, solicitor, 39 Dock street, Newport, clerk; Mervin Jenkins, Rhiwderin, attendance officer.
Rogerstone & Henllys School Board of 7 members was formed 12 June, 1874; T. H. Christophers, Rhiwderin, clerk to the board ; G. H. Robinson, attendance officer.
Bassaleg, endowed by Rowland Morgan esq. with £20, it was built in 1850, for 70 children, & afterwards enlarged, & now holds 275 children ; average attendance, 215.
Thomas William Gould, master
Board, Rogerstone, built in 1877, & enlarged in 1889, for 600 children; average attendance, 140 boys, 114 girls & 124 infants.
Artemus Llewellyn, master; Miss Louisa Jones, mistress; MissSarah Hanmer, infants' mistress
Board, Rhiwderin, built in 1877, for 210 children; average attendance, 50 boys, 42 girls & 59 infants.
Edmund Grainger, master; Miss Mary Hanmer, infants' mistress
Brecon & Merthyr: Francis Henry Shepherd, station master.
Western Valleys: John Ricketts, station master.
Rhiwderin: John Rotheroe, station master.
Rogerstone: Harry Davis, station master
Birkett William, Bryn-Rhos
Bowen Rev. David B.A. (vicar & surrogate), Vicarage
Davies Edward Humfrey, Sunnyside,
Granger Edmund, 4 Richmond terrace
Grant William John, Highfield house
Harris Rev. Charles (Baptist)
Lansbury Mrs., The Cottage
Morgan Hon. Arthur John, D.L., J.P., Tredegar park
Morgan Rev. Wm. (Bapt.), Garth cottage
Nathan Rev. Francis Lloyd (curate)
Rees, William George, Holly house
Thomas Charles Hy., C.E., Brasseleg house
Tredegar Lord (Lord Lieutenant of Monmouthshire), Tredegar park; & 39 Portman square W & Carlton, Army & Navy, Boodles & St. Stephen's clubs, London SW
Wade Godfrey, The Garth
Walker Leolin Forester, Park house
Watts Edgar, Highfield house
Andrews John, farmer, Pentwyn
Baker David, farmer, Croes-Carneinon Graig
Baker Thos., farmer, Croes-Heolydd Graig
Basham Edwin, market gardener
Basham John, florist, nurseryman & seedsman
Bishop Charles, horse breaker
Bone James, head gardener to Lord Tredegar
Charles Edward, commission agent, Belle-vue, Pentrepoeth
Davies Daniel, farmer, Tyffos-y-fran
Davies Richard, beer retailer
Griffiths Margaret (Mrs.), farmer, Garth farm
James Ann & Emma (Misses), shopkeepers
James Fred, wheelwright & blacksmith
Jones Alfred, farmer & cattle dealer, Pen-y-lan
Jones Alfred Rees, farmer, Sunny bank, Graig
Jones Margaret (Mrs.), The Three Salmons P.H.
Jones Thomas, beer retailer
Jones Thomas, farmer, Bridge farm
Jones Thomas, farmer, Pen-y-lan
Jury George, farmer, Cripath farm
Kelly Henry, farmer, Pen-y-lan
McCarthy Charles, market gardener
Mahcray Thomas Scott, Tredegar Arms P.H
Matthews Jacob, farmer, Oakbush farm
Matthews Jane (Mrs.), farmer, Little Pencarn
Morgan Isaac, grocer, Garth hill
Morgan Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Pensidanfu farm
Moses Isaae, farmer. & butcher, Church farm
Phillips Rees, farmer, Ffynon-oder
Powell Wm. farmer, Pentretai, Graig
Pugh John, farmer, Tymelin farm
Rees Togarmah, civil engineer, Bryn Hedydd, Graig
Rees Wm. George, farmer. Holly house. Graig
Richards Jn., farmer, Ellynos Foch farm
Ricketts John, station master
Roberts William, farmer, Neuadd -wen
Rosser Thos., farmer, White barn, Graig
Russell John, shopkeeper
Shepherd Francis Henry, station master
White Elizabeth (Mrs.), beer retailer
Williams Henry, farm bailiff to G. D. Phillips esq. Nant-Coch
Williams Joseph, farmer, Little Newbridge
Greenaway James, bailiff to Lord Tredegar, Ebbw place
Jones Rachael (Mrs.), farmer.Duffryn cottage
Robinson Thomas, surveyor to Lord Tredegar, Alma cottage
Seys Susan (Miss), farmer, Graig-y-Saison
Stratton Richard, farmer
Tinsley William, farm bailiff to R.Stratton esq
Churley John, Springfield house
Walker Leolin Forestier, Park house, Graig
Baker Edwin, farmer, Gloch-wen
Bond William, farmer & haulier,Twyn-y-ffynon
Broom William, Carpenter's Arms P.H.
Christophers Thomas Harris, farmer, assistant overseer, insurance agent & clerk to Rogerstone & Henllys School Board, Nadda farm
Christophers William, farm bailiff to T.H.Christophers esq. Pump-heol farm
Cooper Joseph, market gardener
Davies Joseph, Maypole P.H., carpenter & wheelwright
Edmunds William, grocer & baker
Everson Elizabeth (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Jenkins Mervin, school attendance officer
Jones Fredk. Alfd., farmer, Sunnybank
Jones Rhys, Rhiwderin inn, & coal merchant
Johns Mary (Miss), farmer
Kent Martha (Miss), tailoress & butcher
Mounts Ann (Mrs.), lamp & oil dealer
Powell Henry, flannel dealer
Rees Jas., beer retailer & coal merchant
Roberts Titus, grocer & news agent
Rotheroe John, station master
Tamplin Catherine (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Williams Ann (Miss), shopkeeper & post office
Daniels George Alfred, Pen-y-dre
Dardis Alfred, Fernlea house,
Edwards Joseph, Myrtle cottage, Risca rd
Forgham Samuel, Rogerstone villa
George Lewis, Derwallt house
Lenderyon John, Brooliwood house
Leys Misses, Tregwillim
Mathews George Henry, Gres-llan-fro
Mills Mrs., Orchard place
Wade William, Tydee house
Wight Henry, Gladstone house
Williams Rev. Basil, M.A., Risca vicarage
Williams John, Rogerstone house
Allen William, carpenter
Anstey Priscilla (Mrs.), market gardener.
Bailey Harriett (Mrs.), stationer & lamp dealer
Bunn Charles Frederick, hair dresser
Davies Harriett (Mrs.), beer retailer, Cefn
Davies Samuel, beer retailer
Davis Harry, station master
Edwards Edward, farmer, Wenallt-lwr
Grainger Thomas, beer retailer & boot & shoe repairer
Griffiths William, Tydee hotel
Harris William, farmer, Pontnewydd
Heslop William, farmer, The Wern
Highley George Henry, grocer
Hiley George, boot & shoe maker, butcher & sub-post master
Holland Joseph, grocer
Hudson Robert, L.R.C.P.& S. & L.M.(Irel.), surgeon
Jenkins Benjamin, grocer, Cefn
John Wm., sen., farmer, Tregwilim-fach
Jones Joseph, sanitary inspector to St. Mellons Rural District Council, Little Oak
Jones Mary (Mrs.), beer retailer, Cefn
Jones Mary (Mrs.), drapers
Lewis Leonard, farmer
Lewis Lewis, butcher
Llewellyn Samuel, tailor
Lloyd Edmund, shopkeeper
Mills Evan, Rogerstone hotel
Morgan Ellen (Mrs.), Tredegar Arms, Cefn
Morgan Henry James, boot repairer
Morgan John, farmer, Groes-llan-fro
Morgan Thomas, farmer, Plain farm
Morgan William, farmer, Blackbird's Nest farm
Morris Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Maes Mawr
Myers John, boot maker
Nettlefold Lim., steel bars, hoops, wire rods, strait rods, tin plate bars & fencing wire &c. manufacturers, Castle works
Periam John, brush maker
Probert John, grocer
Richards William (Mrs.), farmer, Mount Pleasant
Roberts John, farmer, Mount Pleasant
Roberts Thomas, farmer, Great Oak
Roden Matthew, beer retailer
Rogers John Henry, shopkeeper
Rogerstone Free Library (E. J. Blackburn, librarian)
Rogerstone, Workmen's Institute & Reading rooms (R. Dommett, sec.)
Rowland William Morgan, draper & registrar of births & deaths for Rogerstone sub-district, Newport union
Rowlands William, farmer, Pant-glas & Foxhill farms
Russell William, blacksmith, Cefn
Samuel Thomas, farmer, Pen-y-fan
Smith Jesse, farmer
Stephens Geo. (Mrs.), farmer,High Cross
Tamplin William, boot repairer
Thomas Sarah Ann (Mrs.), beer retailer
Thomas William, farmer, Pensarn farm
Volunteer Battalion (2nd) South Wales Borderers ("I" Company) (Capt. M. F. Jones)
Watkins Alfred, shopkeeper
Watkins Joseph, grocer, The household stores
Wattie Robert, market gardener
Williams James, grocer
Williams Sarah Eliza (Miss), grocer