The parish church of St. Peter is an ancient building of stone, originally in the Early English style of the 13th century, and consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells, of which the tenor has the legend : " Ave Maria, gratiae plena" ; the second, "Deo detur gloria, Fear God; Honour the King, 1632 "; the third bell is inscribed, "Thomas Harry, churchwarden": there are 100 sittings. The register of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1643, marriages, 1755. The living is a rectory, net yearly income, £150, with 40 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Marquess of Abergavenny, and held since 1896 by the Rev. John Frederick Walwyn Trumper B.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge. The charities amount to £21 yearly, which is distributed in bread and money.
Extensive drainage of land has taken place within the last 50 years. A British camp, called "The Camp Hill," is in this parish, and there is an out-post connected with it at Wern-y-Cwrt.
The Marquess of Abergavenny K.G. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Col. Ivor John Caradoc Herbert, C.B., C.M.G., of Llanarth Court, and William Reginald Joseph Fitzherbert Herbert esq. of Clytha Park. The soil gravel, and clay in parts; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are corn, hay and some roots. The area is 1,480 acres; rateable value, £1,729; the population in 1891 was 252.
Post Office: Mrs. Matilda Taylor, sub-postmistress.
Letters are received through Raglan, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office, & arrive at 8.30 a.m., dispatched 4.45 p.m.
Wall Letter Boxes: Wern-y-Cwrt, cleared at 5.15 p.m., and Great Oak, cleared at 5 p.m.
Parochial School, built in 1872, for 52 children ; average attendance, 40.
Miss Alice Dowding, mistress
Hamilton Mrs., Box bush
Trumper Rev. John Frederick Walwyn B.A. The Rectory
Crawley Sophia (Miss), farmer, Oak farm
Griffiths Morgan, farmer & miller (water)
Hunt William, farmer, Cross-by-chan
Jeffreys Rosine Amelia (Mrs.), farmer, Chapel farm
Jones Philip, farmer
Mizen Earle James Herbert, farmer
Powell Frances (Mrs.), carpenter
Price Richard, farmer, Hendre farm
Richards Charles, farmer, High house
Summers, William, plasterer
Williams James, shopkeeper & plasterer
Williams Thomas, Red Lion P.H. and Tremynach farm
Williams William, farmer, Brynhyryd
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