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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.
RHYMNEY is a civil parish formed in 1896 from Bedwellty, and comprising tlie, Urban District area; it is in the north-western part of the county, lying in the valley of the Rumney river, which divides it from Glamorganshire, and is 186 miles from London, 3 west from Tredegar and 20 northwest from Pontypool; in the Western division of the county, hundred of Wentloog, petty sessional division and union of Bedwellty, county ,court district of Tredegar, rural deanery of Bedwellty, archdeaconry of Monmouth, and diocese of Llandaff. .Rhymney is lighted with gas by the Rhymney Gas Co. Limited. All the houses are small, and occupied chiefly by the workpeople employed in the iron works and coal mines. There are but a few shops, and the only production is coal. which gives employment to the whole of the working population. Rhymney has a station on the Brecon and Merthyr line of railway, which puts it in direct communication with the docks at Newport, and a station on the Rhymney line uniting it to Cardiff. Rhymney was governed by a Local Board from June 19, 1874, until the "Local Government Act, 1894" (56 and 57 Vict. c.73) established an Urban District Council, the district comprising the civil parishes of Rhymney and Llechryd, the latter formed from LIangynider in Breconshire. It was extended by 41 and 42 Vict. Cap. cix. The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1843.

The church is a building of stone in the Doric style, erected in 1842, and consists of chancel and nave and a tower at east end containing 6 bells: there are 750 sittings. The register dates from the year 1843. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value 270, with residence, in the gift of the directors of the Rhymney Iron Company, and held since 1900 by the Rev. Daniel Fisher B.A.. of St. David's College, Lampeter. There is also an English church, seating 500. The cemetery, opened in 1886, for Rhymney, .and in the parish of Gellygaer, Glamorganshire, is 7 acres in extent, and has one mortuary chapel.

The Victoria Public Hall is a building of stone, seating 900, and is suitable for theatrical entertainments and public meetings. There is a Workmen's Library and Reading Room, supported by subscription, the library contains about 2,000 volumes,. The Company possess extensive freehold and leasehold estates, and work coal at Rhymney, Brithdir, and in the Bargoed Valley, in the parishes of Bedwellty and Gellygaer, in the counties of Monmouth and Glamorgan, and export coal to all parts ,of the world: the shipping offices are at Cardiff and Newport. The area is 1,150 acres of the ecclesiastical parish; the population in 1891 was 7,351. The area of the Urban District and civil parish is 2,592 acres; rateable value, 20,290; the population in 1891 was 7,733.

Post, M. O. & T. O., M. O., Express Delivery, Parcel Post, S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office (Railway SubOffice: Letters should have 'R.S.O. Mon.' added).Thomas Davies, postmaster. Letters through Cardiff arrive at 6.58 a.m & 1.20 p.m.; North mail, 9.10 a.m.& 5.20 p.m., dispatched at 8.55 & 11.20 a.m. & 2.30 & 6. 15 p.m. North mail, 5.5 p.m.; sunday, arrive at 11.25 a.m.; dispatched, 4.45 p.m.Wall Post Box, Rhymney Railway station, cleared at 9 & 11.20 a.m. & 2.40, 4.40 & 6.20 p.m. ; sundays at 4.45 p.m. Wall Post Box, Hill street, cleared at 11 a.m. & 4.45 & 6 p.m. ; sundays at 4.15 p.m


Offices, High street. Meeting day, first Wednesday in the month at 7.30 p.m.

Chairman: William Smith
Vice-Chairman: John D. Jones.

Councillors due to retire from office in April, 1901
John Edwards
Thomas N. Evans
Lewis L. Fine

Due to retire in April, 1902
Thomas Edwards
W. R. Jackson
John D. Jones

Due to retire in April, I903
Thomas E. Jones
Wm. Smith
Lewis Thomas


Clerk: Llywarch Reynolds B.A,. solicitor, Merthyr Tydvil
Treasurer: Edward Jones, London & Provincial Bank, Tredegar
Medical Officer of Health: Thomas Hall Redwood M.A., M.D., C.M. The Lawn
Surveyor, Sanitary Inspector & Collector: William Lloyd Marks, High street

County Police Station, High street, Thomas Stephens, sergeant, & 4 constables


2nd Volunteer Battalion South Wales Borderers (K Co.), Captain Thomas Edwards

with times of Services.

Rhymney Church, Rev. Daniel Fisher B.A. vicar. Rev. Llewelyn Davies B.A., Rev.Thomas Evan Griffiths B.A., Rev. Rees David Rees L.D., curates; 9.30 & 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; mon. & thurs. 7.15 p.m

St. Matthew's Church, Surgery hill, the vicar & curates; 6 p.m.; mon. & thurs. 7.15 p.m
Mission Room, Hill street, the vicar & curates; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; tues. & wed. 7.15 p.m.

St. John's Catholic, :Rev. Frederick Dent, priest; 9.30 & 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m

Baptist, Mount Pleasant (Beulah), Rev.Thomas Meyrthin Richards; 10.30a.m. & 6 p.m.; wed, 7.30p.m.

Baptist (Welsh), Hill street, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m.

Baptist (Welsh), Carno (Penuel), Rev. George Griffiths, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m

Calvinistic (Welsh), Carno; 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; mon. & thurs. 7 p.m.

Congregational (Welsh), Goschen street, Rev. John Richard Davies, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; mon. & thurs. 7.30 p.m.

Congregational (Welsh) (Sion), Rev. Richard Evan Peregrine IB.D. 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; mon. & thurs. 7.30 p.m.

Congregational (Welsh), Moriah street, Rev. John James Williams, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; mon. & thurs. 7.30 p.m.

Wesleyan, Havard's Row, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Mon.7 p.m. .

Wesleyan (Welsh), Carno, Rev. Llewellyn Morgan, 10.30 a.m, & 6 p.m.; mon. 7 p.m.


The following Board schools are under the School Board of Bedwellty.

Board (mixed) (Lower Rhymney), Wellington street, built about 1861, for 350 boys & girls & 250 infants; average attendance, 190 boys & girls & 150 infants; David Hopkins, master, Miss Ada Walters, infants mistress

Board (mixed) (Middle Rhymney), built in 1860, for 390 boys & girls & 260 infants; average attendance, 220 boys & girls & 120 infants; James Shields, master; Miss Margaret Edwards, infants' mistress

Board (mixed) (Upper Rhymney), Cambrian street, built, in 1848, for 230 boys & girls & 240 infants; average attendance, 200 boys & girls & 150 infants; Daniel Thomas, master; Miss Annie Jefferys, infants' mistress


Monmouth Guardian, High street, G. J. Jacob, printer, publisher & proprietor; published friday


London & North Western Railway Company, J.Bishop, agent, Railway station


Rhymney, John Randall, station master
Brecon & Merthyr, John Powell, station master

Cartmel John, The Terrace
Davies Rev. John Richard (Congregational), Church street
Davies Rev. Llewelyn B.A. (curate), 16 Hill street
Dent Rev. Frederick (Catholic), St.John's presbytery
Edwards Thomas, Terrace house
Fisher Rev. Daniel B.A. (vicar)
Griffiths Rev. George (Welsh Baptist), High street
Griffiths Rev. Thomas Evan B.A. (curate), 6o High street
Harris Rees, Tre Evans
Jackson William Rosser, Hill street
Jones David Benjamin, The Terrace
Lewis John, Myrtle villa, High street
Marks William Lloyd, High street
Morgan Rev. Llewelyn (Welsh Wesleyan), Bryn cottage, Price street
Morris David O. Rhymney house
Owen Rev. George (Congregational),23 Upper High street
Peregrine Rev. Richard Evan B.D. (Congregational), Vulcan cottage
Redwood Thomas Hall M.A., M.D. The Lawn
Rees Rev. Rees David L.D. (curate)13 Church street
Richards Rev. Thomas Meyrthin (Baptist), High street
Smith William J.P. Lawn house
Thomas Daniel, High street
Thomas John David, High street
Thomas William D., Rhymney villa
Trump Mrs., Glanyrafon house
Trump Williarn Hy., Glanyrafon house
Williams Rev. John James (Congregational), Hill street

Barrett Edwin, butcher, 65 High street
Barrett Thomas, butcher, Hill street
Bevan Samuel, boot maker, 80 High street
Bowering William, hairdresser, 12 High street
Buchan Andrew & Co. farmers, grocers, provision dealers, butchers, drapers, jewellers, ironmongers, furniture dealers, cycle agents & hay & straw dealers (D. B. Jones, manager)
Buchan Andrew & Co. brewers & wine & spirit merchants, brewers of the celebrated Prize Medal ales & stout ; blenders & bottlers of Buchan's old blended scotch; established 1837. Telegrams, "Brewers,Rhymney."
Campbell James, provision dealer, Moriah street
Capel John, stationer, High street
Collier Eli, baker, High street
County Police Station (Thomas Stephens, sergt.), High st
Curtis Frank, fruit & potato salesman, High street
Curtis John, cab & waggonette proprietor, High street
Danahay Patrick, clothier, Harvard's row
Davies bavid, toy dealer, Church street
Davies David Benyon, boot maker, High street
Davies Elias, confectioner, 96 High street
Davies Emma (Mrs.), shopkeeper, High street
Davies John Richard, paperhangings warehouse, Church st
Davies Thomas, chemist, & post office, High street
Davies Thomas, greengrocer, 78 High street
Davies William, Tredegar Arms P.H
Deere Edwin, hairdresser, 84 High street
Edwards John, boot & shoe maker, 93 High street
Edwards John, draper, High street
Edwards Thomas, brewer & manager Andrew Buchan & Co. Rhymney brewery
Elias Thomas, contractor, Ffosyrebog
Evans David, carpenter, Beulah row
Evans David Walter, grocer,
Evans George, watch maker, High street
Evans Hannah (Miss), grocer, Morgan's row
Evans Thomas Nicholas, grocer, Church street
Evans William, grocer, Church street
Finch Gilbert, inland revenue officer
Fine Israel, furniture dealer, High street
Fine Lewis Lionel, clothier, The Square
Fine Tobiais (Mrs.), pawnbroker, 94 High street
Gale George, butcher, 13 High street
Griffiths Alfred, Castle hotel, High street
Griffiths Annie (Miss), draper, Hill street
Griffiths David, general dealer, High street
Griffiths Isaac, draper, High street
Griffiths John, draper, High street
Guppy William, carpenter, Hill street
Herbert Rice Theophilus, monumental mason, Church st
Hill Charles Brown, tobacconist, 64 High street
Howells David, grocer, Hill street
Howells John, butcher, High street,
Hughes Edward, bootmaker, Church street
Hughes William, Duke of Wellington P.H.
Jeffreys Thomas Twynog, boot maker, 97 High street
Jones Benjamin, shopkeeper, Plantation street
Jones Daniel Benjamin, licensed valuer, The Terrace
Jones David, grocer, High street
Jones David, grocer, Upper High street
Jones E. Edwards, draper, 74 High street
Jones Evan, shopkeeper, 31 Upper High street
Jones Margaret (Mrs.), shopkeeper, High street
Jones Mary (Mrs.) greengrocer, Hill street
Jones Thomas Enoch, undertaker, Cambrian street,
Jones William, shopkeeper, The Square
Joseph David Watkin, confectioner, 38 High street
Karo Tea Company
King Rees, grocer, Church street
Lewis David, grocer, Price street,
Lewis Mary Jane (Mrs.), grocer, Jerusalem street
Llewellyn Thomas grocer, Thomas' row
Lloyd & Co. tea dealers, 37 High street
London& Provincial Bank Limited (sub-agency) (Edward Jones, manager), High street ; draw on head Office, 7 Bank buildings E C, & Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co, London EC
Marks William Lloyd, surveyor, sanitarv inspector & collector to the Urban District Council, High street
Monmouth Guardian (G. J. Jacob, printer & publisher; published fri.), High street
Morgan Abraham, carting agent for Brecon & Merthyr Railway Company
Morgan Daniel, draper 67 High street
Morgan Thomas, grocer, 82 High street
Morris David Orlando, auctioneer, estate agent, valuer & accountant, Ivor chambers, The Square
Owen George, school attendance officer, Upper High street
Owen John James, general dealer, Hill street
Owen Lewis, Farmers' Arms P.H.
Page & Co. boot makers, High street
Pearce William, hairdresser, 70 High street
Pegler William, grocer, High street
Phillips Alfred, grocer, Hill street
Phillips Walter Clifford,solicitor & commissioner for oaths; & at Newport
Plumb Charles, boot maker, 77 High street
Price James, farmer, Race farm
Price Thomas, grocer & butcher, 36 High street
Price John, Penywaun P.H. Upper High street
Price John, stationer & school attendance officer, High st
Protheroe Elizabeth (Mrs.), ironmonger, High street
Redwood Dr. Thomas Hall, M.A., M.D. & M.S. (Durlh.), L.R.C.P. (Lond.), M.R.C.S. (Eng.) physician & surgeon & medical officer of health, Rhymney Urban District Council & medical officer & public vaccinator, Rhymney district,.Bedwellty union, The Lawn
Rees Benjamin, Clarence P.H., Carno
Rees & Co., provision dealers, High street
Rhymnev Gas Co. Limited (David Lewis, manager & secretary)
Rhymney Public Hall Co. Limited (D. O. Morris, sec.),The Square
Rhymney Iron Company Limited (Wm. Smith, manager), colliery proprietors & coal exporters. Rhymney. Collieries: Rhymney, Pontlottyn, George Inn & Gilfach. London offices, 26 Martin's lane, Cannon street E C
Rhymney Valley Bill Posting Co. (D. O. Morris, sec.), The Square
Rogers Owen, accountant, Tre York street
Thomas Ann (Mrs.), grocer, High street
Thomas George, grocer, Plantation street
Thomas Samuel, monumental mason, Carno street
Thomas William David, grocer, High street
Trump William Henry, solicitor, 83 High street
Trump Frederick J., colliery manager to Rhymney Iron Co. Limited
Turner Anne Maria (Mrs.) Royal Arms hotel, High street
Volunteer Battalion (2nd) South Wales Borderers (K Company, Captain Thomas Edwards)
Watkins David, flannel dealer, Church street
Williams Ann (Mrs.) Puddler's Arms P.H.
Williams Mary (Mrs.), grocer, Manest street
Workman's Library & Reading Room (George Williams, librarian)
Zachariah Thomas, Greengrocer, 73 High street