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, 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 baptisrns dates from the year 1679, marriages from 1754 and burials from 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 Albert Addams-Williams esq. 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, and rural dean of Usk.
Here is a Baptist chapel, and reading room presented to the parish, in 1887, by Mrs. Addams-Williams. Here are the ruins of an ancient castle, once strongly fortified. The principal seats are Llangibby Castle, of Frederick Rutherfoord Harris esq. M.P.; Penarth house, of Hopton Addams-Williams esq.; Llwyny-Celyn, of Charles Nicholson Esq. J.P. ; Court-Bleddyn, of John Seath Gaskell esq. and Pen-y-park, of Albert Addams-Williams esq.
The principal landowners are, Albert Addams-Williams esq., who is lord of the manor, George Bleddyn Tyrrell Nicholl esq. of Newport; Digby Seys Whitlock Nicholl Esq. of Stretton-on-the-Fosse, Warwickshire, 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 4,463 acres of land, 25 of water, and 2 of tidal water; rateable value, £4,307; the population in 1891 was 468.
Sexton, John Reed.
Post, M.O. & T.O., T. M.O., Express Delivery, Parcel Post, S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.
Mrs. Maude Kennett, sub-postmistress.
Letters arrive from Newport at 5 a.m.; dispatched 6 p.m.
Wall Letter Boxes: Llwyn-y-Celyn, cleared at 7.10 p.m. and Coed-y-Paen cleared at 5.25 p.m.
National (mixed), to hold 90 children; average attendance, 56; William Henry Kennett, master.
Coed-y-Paen (mixed), to hold 70 children; average attendance, 20; Miss Jones, mistress
(Marked thus * receive their letters
through Coed-y-Paen, Pontypool,
& those marked ** through Caerleon.)
Addams-Williams Rev. Herbert, M.A. (rector & rural dean), Rectory
Addams-Williams Albert, Pen-y-park
**Addams-Williams Harold, J.P., Llwyn-y-Celyn
Addams-Williams Hopton, Penarth he
Gaskell John Seath, Court-Bleddyn
*Griffin Stephen, Treseder, Coed-y-paen
Harris Frederick Rutherfoord, M.P., F.R.C.S.(Edin.), Llangibby castle
**Nicholson Charles, J.P., Llwyn-y-Celyn
Arthur Cradoc, farmer, Cefnllech
*Arthur Thomas (Mrs.), Carpenters' Arms P.H., Coed-y-paen
Bevan John, farmer, Llandowlais
*Edmunds John, farmer, Common
George George, White Hart P.H
*Griffin Stephen Treseder, farmer, Common
Griffiths John, farmer, Clawdd-a-park
Griffiths James, farmer, Ton farm
Harper Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Cefndrinog
Harris Mary (Mrs.), farmer, White House farm
Harris Wm. (Mrs.), farmer, Pen-y-glog
Lewis Lewis & Son, farmers, New House
*Lewis Edwin, farmer, Ty Perrott
Lewis Francis, farmer, Tonbach
Lewis John, farmer, Graigwith house
Lewis Lewis, farmer, New house
Lewis Sidney, farmer, Cwm farm
Lewis William, farmer, Tregrwg
Matthews Wm. farmer, Twyn farm
Morgan John, farmer, Ton-y-bedda
Morgan Mrs. farmer, Whitehall
Moxham Thomas, farmer, Pentrewaen
Nicholas William, farmer, Tynycaia
Price Frank, farmer, Tonbach & Park Farm
Probert Bros.. farmers, Cwmdowlais
Probert Edwin, farmer, Cwmdowlais
Probert Oliver, farmer, Cwmdowlais
Probert Walter, farmer, Cwmdowlais
Reading Room (William Henry. Kennett, secretary & manager)
Reckless Jarvis, head gamekeeper to F. Rutherfoord Harris Esq., J.P.
Reed John, farmer, Duffryn
Rees Rowland, farmer, Cefn carna
Roberts John & Owen, carpenters
Stephens William, farmer, Bittia
Thomas Cecilia (Mrs.), farmer, Pencarreg
Thomas John, carpenter & wheelwright, The Village
Thomas Richard, assistant overseer
Thorne Joseph, farmer, Lower Pen-y-Glog
Waters Herbert & Rhoda (Miss), farmers, Hill farm
**Whitley James, farmer, Cwm-y-frwd
*Williams Charles, farmer, Coed-y-paen farm
Williams Evan, huntsman to John Lawrence esq.
Williams William, farmer, Lower Cefn Carna
*Williams William, farmer, Cwm burrach