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Kelly's Directory for 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.



NANT-Y-GLO is a village in the civil parish of Aberystruth, with a station on the Great Western railway, 180 miles from London, 2 north from Blaina and 5 east from Tredegar, and in 1844 it was formed into an ecclesiastical parish; it is in the Western division of the county, petty sessional division and union of Bedwellty, Tredegar county court district, and in the rural deanery of Blaenan Gwent, Rrehdeaconry of Monmouth, and diocese of Llandaff; it is lighted with gas from works at Blaina, the property of the Brynmawr and Abertillery Gas and Water Co. Limited, and is supplied with water by the Urban District Council, from a reservoir situated above Beaufort.

Nant-y-glo and Blaina were governed by a Local Board from 1885 until the "Local Government Act, 1894" established an Urban District Council, the offices of which are at Blaina.

The church of the Holy Trinity is a building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, western porch and a western bell turret containing one bell. There are 500 sittings. The register dates from the year 1844. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value 270, with residence, in the gift of the Crown and Bishop of Llandaff alternately, and held since 1894 by the Rev. George Griffitlis, of St. David's College, Lampeter, and surrogate.

The collieries of the neighbourhood give employment to th population of this place. The area of the ecclesiastical parish is 690 acres; the population in 1891 was 4,362. The area of the Urban District of Nant-y-glo and Blaina is 3,860 acres; rateable value, 41,000. The population in 1891 was 12,410.

GARNFACH is a village in the civil parish of Aberystruth, between Nant-y-glo and Blaina, 1 miles south from Brynmawr station on the London and North-Western railway and near to Nant-y-glo station on the Great Western railway; it is included in the Nant-y-glo and Blaina Urban District, and by resolution of the late Local Board is included in the village of Nant-y-glo for parochial as it is also for postal purposes.

Post, M.O. & T.O., T.M.O., Express Delivery, Parcel Post, S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office, Nant-y-glo (Railway Sub-Office. Letters should have R.S.O. Mon. added.).- James Allen, postmaster. Letters arrive at 6.30 a.m., 9.20 a.m. & 4.30 p.m.; depart, all parts, 11 a.m. ; north mail, 4.15 p.m.; all parts, 7 p.m. sundays, 6.30 p.m.
Wall Letter Boxes:
Chapel road, cleared at 10.55 a.m. & 3.55 & 6.30 p.m.
Winchiston, 9.55 a.m. & 6.15 p.m.
Garn, 9.55 a.m. & 3.40 & 6.50 p.m

County Police Station, two constables

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of Services.
Holy Trinity Church, Rev. George Griffiths, vicar; Rev.Richard Jones, curate; 11a.m. & 6.30p.m.; wed.7.30p.m.
Mission Room, Garnfach, minister & curates; 10a.m.& 6p.m.; thurs. 7.30p.m.
Calvinistic Methodist (Welsh), Garn, Rev. David Roberts; 10a.m. & 6p.m.; mon. & wed. 7p.m.
Calvinistic Methodist (Salem), ministers various; 10.30a.m. & 6p.m.; wed. 7p.m.
Baptist (Bethlehem) (English), Rev. David. Lewis; 10.30a.m. & 6p.m.; wed. 7p.m.
Baptist (Garn), Rev. J. Glynn Williams; 11a.m. & 6p.m.; mon. & thurs. 7p.m.
Baptist (Welsh) (Hermon), Queen street, Rev. Hugh Williams; 10a.m. & 6p.m.; mon. & wed. 7p.m.
Primitive Methodist (Garn); 10.30a.m. & 6p.m.
Wesleyan (Welsh); 10.30a.m. & 6p.m.; tues. 7.30p.m.
Wesleyan, Rev. S. Leonard Evans; 10.30a.m. & 6p.m. tues. 7.30p.m.

Board, Nant-y-glo, erected in 1885, for 331 children; average, attendance, boys & girls 230, infants 165; Wm. Roberts, master; Miss May Price, infants' mistress
Board, Garn, erected in 1880, for 850 children; average attendance, 190 boys, 195 girls & 250 infants; Henry Arthuir Sproule, master; Miss S. E. Lewis, girls' mistress; Mrs. Harriet Silverthorne, infants' mistress.

Stations. London & North Western (Brynmawr), John Cavanagh, station master.
Great Western (Nant-y-glo), Ernest Gosling, station master

Allen William James
Bevan Tom Webb
Dakers John
Griffiths Rev. Geo.(vicar & surrogate)
Jones Rev. Richard (curate)
Lewis Rev. David (Baptist)
Morris James
Phillips James J.P. Laurels
Roberts Rev. David (Calvinistic)
Williams Rev. Hugh (Bapt.),Queen st
Williams Rev. Jn. Glynn (Bapt.),Garn

Absalom John Harris, grocer, King st
Allen James, stationer & Post office
Allen John, beer retailer, King street
Baber William, furniture dealer
Bevan Tom Webb M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond., physician & surgeon
Coalbrookvale Colliery Company - colliery owners
Davies Alfred, butcher, 16 Garn cross
Davies David Henry, grocer & draper, King street
Davies Hugh, Ffosmain inn
Davies Lewis, grocer
Davies Morgan, beer retailer
Davies Thomas, sanitary inspector to the urban district council
Day Susan (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Evans Daniel, shopkeeper, Garn cross
Francis Edward, beer retailer
Hale George, William IV P.H.
Hale Henry, butcher, Queen street
Hale Joseph, shopkeeper, Queen street
Harris Geo. Robert, grocer & draper
Highfield George, Bush inn
Hopkins Elizabeth (Mrs.),beer retailer, King street
Jones Alfred, baker
Jones John Lewis, grocer, Garn Cross
Jones Richard, tobacconist, 24 King st
Jones Robert, Golden Lion hotel
Jones Thomas, stocking knitter, 12, Large houses
Jones Thomas, beer retailer
Joynson Henry, grocer, The Stores
Joynson Thomas, wheelwrigbt
Lewis Caroline (Miss), milliner
Lewis David, news agent, 31 Queen street
Lewis Isaac, shopkeeper, King street
Morgan Jn. Timothy, builder, 29 King street
Morgan Mary (Miss), Greyhound inn
Moses David, butcher, Garn Cross
Myers Jacob, clothier, 48 Queen street
Oliver Enoch, tailor
Parry William, grocer
Powell Amos, clothier
Powell Matilda (Mrs.), boot factor, Garn cross
Price Fred, Prince of Wales P.H
Price Walter, blacksmith
Richards Lewis, grocer, & agent for W. & A. Gilbey Lim. wine & spirit merchants
Reynolds Jas. Morgan, grocer, King street
Roach William Lloyd, surveyor & engineer to Nant-y-glo urban district council
Smith William, beer retailer
Swansea Steel Co. Ltd. (D. Rees, manager), tinplate works
Thomas Thomas, beer retailer
Watson Elizabeth (Mrs.), grocer, Queen street
Weiner Goodman, pawnbroker, Garn Crescent.
Wheeler Thomas, butcher, King street
Williams Ethel (Miss), draper, King street