The church of St. Madoc is an ancient building of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 2 bells: there are 140 sittings. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1710, marriages, 1711, and burials, 1728.
The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £68, in the gift of H. S. Gustard esq., and held since 1883 by the Rev. George Micaiah Williams, of Queen's College, Oxford, who is also rector of and resides at Llanllowell.
The principal seats are Cefn Ila, of Henry William Hartmann esq. ; Helmaen, of the Rev. Wilmer Mackett Willett, and Twyn Bell, of Mrs. Edward Longworth Lister.
The Duke of Beaufort is lord of the manor and Mrs. E. L. Lister, Edward Williams esq. of Llan Usk, and Edward Pritchard Martin esq. of Dowlais are the principal landowners.
The soil is silurian; subsoil, gravel and white clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 3,421 acres of land and 39 of water; rateable value, £3,989; the population in 1891 was 386.
Sexton, Thomas Bowyer.
Letters through Usk arrive at 7 a.m. & 3.30 p.m. Usk, 1 mile distant, is the nearest money order & telegraph office
Wall Letter Box cleared at 11.45 a.m. & 8.30 p.m
This place is included in the Glascoed United School Board district & the children attend the schools at Glascoed & Usk.
Cook Mrs., Oakfield
Davies Mrs. Glen view
Gething Wm. Barkley, The Cedars
Gustard Walter Stafford, Mayfield
Hartmann Henry William, Cefn Ila
Lister Mrs. Edward Longworth, Twyn Bell
Nixon William Hooper, Usk vale
Phillips Misses, Myrtle villa
Satchell Mrs., Glenyrafon
Thomas William James, Tan-y-coed
Willett Rev. Wilmer M., Helmaen
Baldwin Charles William, wheelwright & beer retailer
Best Harry, inland revenue officer, Wood view
Birrell John Sinclair, farmer, Henrhiw
Blakemore Edward, carpenter
Cresae William, basket maker
Coggan Thomas & Son, farmers, Cilfigan farm
Crow William, miller (water), corn & flour merchant, Rhaydyr mill
Davies Joshua,farmer Green Meadow farm
Derrett Robert, road surveyor & sanitary inspector, Kensington cottage
Derrett Geo. farmer, Kensington Cottage
Edmunds George, farmer, Tycoch
Edmunds John, farmer
Farley James, clerk, H.M. prison, Wood view
Gething Wm. Barkley, farmer,Ty mawr
Harrahy Thomas, Bell inn.
Jenkins John, cowkeeper, Ty mawr
King Arthur James, gardener to H. W. Hartmann esq. Cefn Ila
Lewis Henry, Wood turner, River view
Lloyd Margaret (Mrs.), apartments, Ivy villa
Lewis Leonard, farmer
Miles Richard, farmer, Green Pool farm
Morgan Ernanuel, farmer,Twynmawr
Nixon William Hooper, University coach, Usk vale
Parker James, farmer
Parker Richard, farmer, Rhadyr farm
Price John, farmer, Rose Cottage
Probert Walter, farmer
Rees Thomas, miller (steam & water), Prioress steam roller flour mills
Stead Samuel, hoop maker (wood), Bridge Cottage
Stephens Wm., farmer, Prescoed farm
Trotman Walter, farmer, Ponty-Cuckoo
Waters John, farmer, Pentrewain farm
Williams Edward, farmer, Llan Usk farm
Williams Stephen, farmer, Rock Cottage
Wysome John, beer retailer