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KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF MONMOUTHSHIRE 1901 - LLANVIHANGEL CRUCORNEY
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.
LLANVIHANGEL CRUCORNEY

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PENBIDDLE

LLANVIHANGEL CRUCORNEY is a parish and village, on the road from Abergavenny to Hereford, in the valley between the Skirrid, or Holy Mountain, and the Black Mountain, 4 miles north from Abergavenny and 20 south-west from Hereford, in the Northern division of the county, hundred of Skenfreth, but mostly in the hundred of Abergavenny, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Abergavenny, rural deanery of Abergavenny (north-western division), archdeaconry of Monmouth, and diocese of Llandaff. There are two stations in this parish, on the Hereford and Abergavenny section of the Great Western railway, about 2 ,miles apart, one called Llanvihangel station and the other Pandy station. The church of St. Michael is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave (rebuilt in 1835), south porch and an embattled western tower containing 2 bells: the church was restored and re-seated during the period 1876-91, at a cost of 850, and affords 200 sittings. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1678, marriages from 1678 & burials from 1629. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value 161, with residence and 35 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1873 by the Rev. Augustus Rickards Blundell, B.A., of Queen's College, Oxford. There are chapels for Baptists and Calvinistic Methodists here and at Pandy, 2 miles north of the borders of Herefordshire.
Llanvihangel Court, the property of Harley Rodney esq. and occupied by Col. Napier George Sturt J.P., is a fine mansion of the Tudor period with avenues of Scotch fir and Spanish chestnut. The Marquess of Abergavenny K.G., who is lord of the manor, Harley Rodney esq. and Jeremiah Lilburn Rosher esq. of Abergavenny, are the principal landowners.
The soil is light loam; subsoil, gravel. The land is chiefly in pasture. The area is 3,268 acres of land and 10 of water; rateable value, 7,071. The population in 1891 was 508.

PEN-BIDDLE is a hamlet in Llanvihangel Crucorney parish, half a mile south from Pandy station.

Parish Clerk, Charles Caldecott.

Post, M. O. & T. O., T. M. O., Express Delivery, Parcel Post, S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office, Llanvihangel.- Alfred John Watkins, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Abergavenny at 7.10 a.m.; dispatched at 4.25 p.m.

Post & M. O. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office, Pandy.- Henry Parry, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Abergavenny at 7.45 a.m. & dispatched at 3.45 p.m. Nearest telegraph office, Llanvihangel, 2 miles distant

National School, erected in 1870, for 113 children; average attendance, 77; Thomas Parker, master

Railwav Stations
Llanvihangel Crucorney, Henry Brown, station master
Pandy, James Spencer, station master

Attwood Llewellyn Foulkes, J.P., TyDerlwyn
Blundell Rev. Aug. Rickards B.A. (vicar)
Davies Rev. John (Calvinistic Methodist)
Daubeny Misses F. & C
Hamer Rev. John David (Baptist)
Rogers Miss
Rosher Mrs., Glanhonddu
Sturt Col. Napier George R.E., J.P, Llanvihangel court

COMMERCIAL
Bevan John, farmer, Upper Stanton
Bevan Thos. Reece, farmer, Pen-y-dre
CaIdicott Charles, stonemason
Davies James, farmer, Great park
Davies John, farmer, Little park
Edwards David & Thomas, farmers, Penishyplwydd
Home Mary Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Jenkins Alfred, Lancaster Arms P.H
Johnson David, farmer, Pen-bidwal
Jones Frederick, farmer, Berry farm
Jones Henry, wheelwright
Jones William, farmer, Pen park
Lewis David, Skirrid Mountain P.H. & farmer
Lewis John Reece, farmer, Little Llwynfrank
Lewis William, shopkeeper
Parry Lewis, wheelwright, Pandy
Parry Thomas, builder
Powell William, Rising Sun P.H
Price Thomas, farmer, Llanarch
Pritchard William, stone mason
Smith John, farmer, Cefn farm
Thomas David, farmer, Pwllymeer
Thomas Edwin, boot & shoe maker
Watkins -Adam, farmer, Great Llwynfrank
Watkins Alfred John, blacksmith & Post office
Watkins Thomas Henry, Pandy inn, Pandy
Watkins David, farmer, Lower Stanton
Williams George, farmer, White house
Williams Thomas, carpenter
Williams William, carpenter


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