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Kelly's Directory of 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.

LLANWERN is a parish 1 mile south from the Chepstow and Newport road, with a station on the Great Western railway, South Wales section, 145 miles from London, 3 south-east from Caerleon, and 4 east from Newport, in the Southern division of the county, lower division of Caldicot hundred, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Newport, rural deanery,of Caerleon, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The village of Llanwern includes the parish and a small hamlet in the parish of Christ Church.

The church of St. Mary, restored in 1865, is a building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells: the windows at the east end are stained: there are 70 sittings. The register dates from the year 1750. The living is a rectory, with the vicarage of Bishton annexed, joint net income 250, with residence, in the gift of the Misses Rous, and held since 1873 by the Rev. Jeffery Hooper, of St. David',s College, Lampeter, who resides at Bishton.

Llanwern House, the property of Miss Rous, is at present occupied bv David Alfred Thomas esq. M.A., J.P., M.P. for Merthyr Tydvil. Miss Rous is lady of the manor and sole landowner. The soil is clay subsoil, clay and marl. The land is wholly in pasture.

The area is 716 acres, rateable value, 3,108 and the population in 1891 was 24.

Parish Clerk: William Morgan.

Letters through Newport arrive 8.30 a.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Maindee, about 3 miles distant. There is a Letter Box outside Royal Oak P.H., Chepstow road, Christchurch.

The children attend the school at Bishton

Railway Station, Thomas Swadling, station master

Thomas David Alfred, M.P., M.A., J.P., Llanwern House, & Devonshire and National Liberal Clubs, London SW

Rees Charles, Blacksmith
Williams John, farmer, The Barnr