The church is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and an embattled western tower with a Square turret at the north-east angle, and containing 6 bells : the church was restored in 1877 at a cost of £700, and affords 130 sittings.
The register of baptisms and marriages dates from the year 1660; births, 1728; burials, 1662.
The living is a chapelry annexed to the rectory of Mitchel-Troy, joint net yearly value £296, with 80 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Duke of Beaufort, and held since 1886 by the Rev. Henry Marriott Tomson Bidwell, who resides at Mitchel-Troy.
There are fine views over a great extent of country from Cwmcarvan Hill. Craig-y-dorth, an eminence in this parish, is famous as having been the scene of a memorable battle fought there between Owen Glendower and King Henry IV, in the year 1404, when the troops of the latter were defeated and driven to the Welsh Gate On the Monnow at Monmouth.
Caer-llan is the residence of Capt. Henry Edward Walters R.N., J.P.
The Duke of Beaufort A.D.C. who is lord of the manor, W. C. A. Williams, esq., the trustees of the late James Richards esq. and Samuel Courthope Bosanquet esq. of Dingestow Court, are principal landowners.
The soil is clay, subsoil, marl. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and turnips. The area is 3,003 acres ; rateable value, £1,728; the population in 1891 was 215.
Llanthomas hamlet, 1¼ miles west, is in this parish.
Parish Clerk, Amos Williams.
Letters through Monmouth, which is also the nearest money order & telegraph office, arrive at 9 a.m. The nearest post office is at Mitchel-Troy.
Wall Letter Box, Trelleck road, cleared at 5.50 p.m. week days only.
Parochial School (mixed) erected in 1870, for 40 children; average attendance 25; Miss Mary Catherine Eddy, mistress.
Walters Capt. Henry Edward, R.N., J.P., Caer-llan
Ballinger Henry, farmer, Bourne
Ballinger Thomas, builder
Bartlett James, farmer, Trealey farm
Bevan Samuel, farmer
Davis Charles, The Grouse P.H., Trelleck road
Cole Herbert, farmer, Glamca
Edwards Robert, farmer, Craig-y-dorth
Edwards William, farmer, Wern Gochen
Gunter George, farmer
Gwillim John, farmer, Great Llanthomas
Hall James, farmer, Church farm
Hallen Elizh. (Mrs.), farmer, Lower Cwm
Harding Harry William, farmer,Cwm collier
Howells Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Lower house
Jones Isaac, farmer & blacksmith, Croft-y-cloy
Lewis Charles, farmer, Llyncellyn
Morgan David Walter, farmer, Treveldee
Morgan William, farmer, Cross Robert
Nicholas Elijah, farmer
Nicholas John, farmer & overseer, New house
Nicholas Robert, farmer
Nicholas Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Tybach
Nicholas Mary Maria (Miss), farmer, Little Llanthomas
Nicholas Walter, farmer, Lower house
Nicholas Walter, farmer
Oliver Alfred, farmer, Gladder farm
Paske Charles, farmer, White house
Pritchard John, farmer
Prosser Thomas W., Sornerset Arms P.H.
Roberts William, farmer, Craig-y-dorth
Warren Edward, farmer, Pentrewheeler
Williams Charles, farmer