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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.


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ABERTILLERY is a town, formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1876 from the civil parish of Aberystruth, with a station on the Great Western railway, 176 miles from London, 18 miles north from Newport, 2 south from Blaina and 9 south-east from Tredegar, and is in the Western division of the county, hundred of Abergavenny, petty sessional division and union of Bedwellty, Tredegar county court district, and in the rural deanery of Blaenau Gwent, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The town was governed by a Local Board from 1876 until the "Local Government Act, 1894," authorised the present Urban District Council of eighteen members.

It is lighted with gas from works on the Aberbeeg road, and supplied with water from work,s the property of the Urban District Council.

The church of St. Michael, erected in 1854, and rebuilt in 1898, is an edifice of stone in the Early English style and consists at present only of nave and aisles; there are 750 sittings. The register dates from the year 1854. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value of 180, in the gift of the rector of Aberystruth, and held since 1895 by the Rev. Hiram Smyth Bees, LTh., of St. David's College, Lampeter.

The Catholic chapel, built in 1877, is dedicated to St. Mary. There are also Baptist, Congregational, Calvinistic Methodist, Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

The town has two reading rooms, and there are some tinplate works and collieries.

The area is 4,649 acres; rateable value, 67,864. The population in 1891 was 9,138

. Verger, William Sailes.

Post, M. 0. & T. 0., T. M. 0., Express Delivery, Parcel Post, S. B. & Annuity '& Insurance Office (Railway Sub-Office. Letters should have R..S.O. Mon. added). James Emlyn Phillips, postmaster. First delivery of letters (general mail) commences 7 a.m. second (north mail) at 9.30 a.m. & the third (local mail) at 4.30 p.m.; dispatched 7.45 & 11.30 a.m. & 4.30 '& 7.30 p.m.; Sundays, 6.45 p.m. Wall Letter Boxes :Oak street, cleared at 11 a.m. 4 & 7 p.m.; not on Sunday; Castle street, at 11.10 a.m., 4.10 & 7.10 p.m.; not on Sunday

Offices, King street, Abertillery.

All retire in April, 1903.

Chairman, Daniel Lewis.
Vice-Chairman, William P. Thomas

Thomas J. BuckleyWilliam McNeil
C. W. CarpenterGeorge Purnell
Christopher B. CookWilliarn Stewart
William DaviesJoseph Tarrant
Theophilus EvansWilliam Thomas
William JonesArthur Tilney
William LewisE. J. Williams
George LittleA. P. Williams

Meeting day, first Monday in the month at 4 p.m.

Clerk, John Alexander Shepard, Town Hall, Tredegar
Treasurer, Fred Elkington, Capita! & Counties Bank Lim.. Brynmawr
Medical Officer of Health, David Clark Muir M.D.& C.M., D.P.H. Cwmtillery
Surveyor & Engineer, James McBean, King street
Sanitary Inspector, Frank Padfield, Queen street
Collector, David Edwards, King street

County Magistrates for Bedwelty Petty Sessional Division, are held here every fourth Friday, at 11.15 a.m.

County Constabulary (Court House): James James, inspector, 3 sergeants & 23 constables

CWMTILLERY is a hamlet, lying in a dingle, about a mile and a half north from Abertillery. The church of St. Paul, a chapel of ease to Abertillery, erected in 1890 at a cost of 1,250, is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, vestry, north porch and a western turret containing one bell; there are 305 sittings. Attached is a burial ground of one acre, under the control of the vicar of Abertillery. There are Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan, Baptist and Bible Christian chapels, a Workmen's Hall and a Reading Room. The population of this hamlet is employed in the contiguous collieries.

Post, M. 0. & T. 0., T. M. 0., Express Delivery, Parcel Post, S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.
(Railway Sub-Office. Letters should have "RSO Mon" added) . Fred Fielding, postmaster
Letters arrive at 6.40 & 9.10 a.m. & 4.50 p.m.; dispatched at 11.40 a.m. & 3.15 & 7.15 p.m.

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of Services.
St. Michael's Church, Rev. Hiram S. Rees, LTh., vicar; 8 & 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m.
St. Paul's Chapel of Ease, Cwmtillery, Rev. Wilfred Baker Harrison B A. curate; 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. Thurs.7.30 p.m.
Baptist, King street, Rev. Thomas Griffiths; 11 a.m.. ,& 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. 7.30 p.m.
Baptist, Rev. John C. Hughes, B.D.; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. 7.30 p.m.
Baptist, Blaenau Gwent (English & Welsh), Rev. Thomas Towy Evans; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Mon. & Wed. 7.30 p.m.
Calvinistic Methodist (Welsh), Rev. John Myddfai Jones; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Mon. & wed. 7 p.m.
Calvinistic Methodist, Rev. Daniel Lewis Jenkins ; 11 a.m.. & 6 p.m.; Mon. & wed. 7.30 p.m.
Congregational, Rev. J. Marks Evans; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Thurs. 7.30 p.m.
Congregational (Welsh), Rev. John Beynon Jones; 11 a.m.. & 6 p.m.
Primitive Methodist, Blaenau Gwent, Rev. Enoch Ball; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m..; Mon. & wed. 7 p.m.
Primitive Methodist, Rev. Enoch Ball; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Tues. 7 p.m.
Primitive Methodist, Cwmtillery, Rev. Enoch Ball; 11 am. & 6 p.m.
Wesleyan; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Tues. 7 p.m.


County Intermediate School, established under the "Welsh Intermediate Education Act, 1889" & controlled by the Central Welsh Board, built in 1897 for 60 boys & 60 girls; average attendance 50 boys & 50 girls; William Daniel Lewis-Evans MA, master. Miss Margaret D. John, BA, mistress.
Board School (under Aberystruth School Board) (boys, girls & infants), several times enlarged, for 1,000 children; average attendance 250 boys, 240 boys & 280 infants. Albert J. Bevan ACP, master, Miss Esther Davies, girls' mistress; Miss M.A.Price, infants' mistress.
National School, built in 1855 & enlarged in 1888, for 486 children; average attendance, 440; H. Vickery, master, Miss Jarrett, infants' mistress.
Board School, Queen street (under Aberystruth School Board) (boys, girls & infants), erected ia 1895 for 200 boys, 200 girls and 300 infants; average attendance, 170 boys, 170 girls & 200 infants. William Blunt, master, Miss Clara Davies, mistress and Miss Ellen Howells, infants' mistress.
Cwmtillery Board School (under Aberystruth School Board) for 560 children; average attendance 210 boys, 160 girls and 120 infants. John Jones, Master, Miss A. Davies, girls' mistress and Miss Lizzie Gilligan, infants' mistress.
Blantillery Board School (under Aberystruth School Board) (infants), erected in 1898 for 250 children; average attendance, 130; Miss E. C. Brain, mistress

Railway Station: John Edmunds, station master.

Private Residents & Commercial Lists


Bell Rev. Enoch, (Primitive Methodist), Brynteg
Evans Rev. J. Marks (Congregational), Alma st
Evans Rev. Thomas Towy (Baptist)
Griffiths Rev. Thos., (Baptist), Castle st
Hughes Rev. John, C.B.D., (Baptist)
Jones Samuel Nathan JP
Jones Rev. John Blynon (Welsh Congregational), 35 Newhall street
Jones Rev. John Myddfai (Calvinistic Methodist), Brynteg
Lewis Rev. Evan, L.D., B.A., . (curate), Blaenau Gwent
Rees Rev. Hiram Smyth, L.Th., (vicar)
Rocyn-Jones Rev. David Thos M.B., Brynteg
Sargent William, Gostwych
Stewart William, JP, Gelly Crug
Williams William Edwin, JP
Williams William R, Commercial st

Abertillery Chamber of Commerce (W.P.Thomas, sec.)
Abertillery Market & Public Hall Co. Ltd., (Wm. Gait, sec)
Adams & Vachell, mining engineers, Somerset street
Adams, George, fruiterer, Somerset st
Adams, Herbert, clothier, Arcade
Adams, Thomas, clothier, 12 Church st
Adams, William, grocer & wine & spirit merchant, Somerset street
Allmark, Albert, watch maker & jeweller, Commercial street; & at Pontypool
Anthony, Edwd. fishmonger, 11 Cwm st
Ash, Michael, pawnbroker, Somerset st
Ash, Sydney, saddler, Oak street
Athay, Fredk., Manager, Blaina Industrial Society Lim, Church street
Austin, John, boot maker, Arcade
Ayers, Robert Jn., painter, 31 Church st
Bagley, Noel, builder, Oak st. Brynteg
Batten, Thomas, shopkeeper, Castle st
Bence, Frank A., draper, Cwm street
Bevan, Thomas, registrar of marriages for Aberystruth district, Bedwelty union.
Blaina Industrial Provident Society Ltd., (branch), (Fred Athay, Manager) Church street
Boyt, Reginald, contractor, Alma st
Bracchi & Co. confectioners, Arcade
Brown, John, grocer, Oak street
Brown, William, grocer, Brynteg
Buckley, Thomas John, temperance hotel, Oak street
Capital & Counties Bank Lim. (branch) (Frederick Elkington, manager), Cwm st. Draw on head office, London EC
Carter, John, shopkeeper, 37 Church st
Cash Clothing Co. Ltd. Somerset st
Cattee, George Daniel, fruiterer, Commercial. street
Cleeves, H. & R., (Misses), shopkeepers, Brynteg
Coles, Charles, shopkeeper, 24 Alma st
Collier, Charlotte (Mrs.), beer retailer, High st
Collier, William, shopkeeper, Alma st.
Criddle, Montague, fruiterer, Church st
Cuff, Fredk., greengrocer, Oak street
Cuthbert Jos., photographer, Alma st
Danish Butter Co., dairymen, Commercial st
Davidson, Myer, pawnbroker, Tillery st
Davies Daniel, tailor, Division st
Davies Ann (Mrs.), greengrocer, 57 Castle street
Davies David Thos., grocer, 21 Church st
Davies Hezekiah, herbalist, Cwm st
Davies John, attendance officer, Prospect place, Blaina Gwent
Davies Maggie (Miss), confectioner, Commercial street
Dolman Arthur Henry, solicitor, Arcade
Downs Charles, undertaker, King st
Downs William, furniture dealer. Oak st
Eastman's Ltd. butchers, Somerset st
Edmunds John Zachariah, Prince of Wales P.H. High street
Edwards David, butcher, Somerset st
Edwards David, collector to Urban District Council, King street
Edwards Hannah Maria (Mrs.), Globe hotel, High street
England Brothers, jobmasters, Cross st
Esau John, Coach & Horses P.H.
Evans Daniel,, solicitor, Oak street
Evans Edwd., boot & shoe maker, Church st
Evans Elizabeth (Mrs.), Royal Oak P.H
Evans Harry, fruiterer, Commercial st
Evans Sarah (Miss), boot maker, 37 Oak st
Everson Mary (Mrs.), greengrocer, 15 Tillery street
Falkman Jos. house furnisher, Arcade
Fesemeyer Jos., watch maker, Church st
Folland Herbert James, tailor, 59 Tillery street
Ford Thomas, china & glass dealer, Blaenau Gwent
Francis Benjamin, draper, see Morgan & Francis
GaenBros. builders
Gardiner Thomas William, hairdresser, Alma street
Gill John. chimney sweeper., Commercial st
Gould Eliza D. (Mrs.), Kings Head P.H
Gregory Allan George, bootmaker, High street
Gregory Sabina Elizabeth (Mrs.), furniture dealer, Market street
Gregory James, grocer, High street
Griffiths John, grocer, Church street
Griffiths John, shopkeeper, Cwm st
Guttiford W. & Co. grocers, Alma st
Hall Frank Austin, grocer, Cwm street
Hall Henry William, builder, Carlyle st.
Hancock Alfred, grocer, Cross street
Handy George Henry, newsagent, 25 Church street
Hanney Ann Lavina (Mrs.), fancy repository
Harris & Co. bootmakers, Church st Arcade
Harris David, outfitter, High street
Harris Francis, greengrocer, Alma st
Harris John T. beer retailer, Church st
Harris Joseph, beer retailer, Church st
Harris Thomas, Commercial hotel, Market street
Harrison Wm. Barrow, ironmonger, Cwm st
Harvey James, beer retailer, High st
Haylings William B, printer, publisher, stationer & bookbinder, & printer of the "South Wales Gazette"
Hayman Henry, shopkeeper, Market st
Hiley George Lewis, auctioneer
Hobby William, painter, Carmel st
Holman Samuel C. stationer, Somerset street
Horler Arthur, undertaker, 35 Hill st
Humphries Sidney, shpkpr. Market st
Hunt William, hairdresser, Market st
Ihringer Geo. watchmaker, Church st
Ince Charles, jeweller, Bush bill
James, Wm. clothier, 17 Church street
Jarrett John, greengrocer, Oak street
Jenkins James, draper, 20 Church st
Jenkins John, draper, Alma street
Jones Benjamin, B. S. S. shoeing smith, Blaina road
Jones George, dealer in pianofortes, 3 & 4 Church street
Jones, Hercules, butcher, Chapel street
Jones Isaac Breeze, Station hotel
Jones Jane (Mrs.), beer retailer, Blaenau Gwent
Jones Samuel Nathan, grocer, Arcade
Jones William Henry, butcher, Somerset street
Joseph Isaac, painter, King street
Joseph Marl. clothier, Market street
Judd Charles James, Railway inn & posting establishment, good stabling
Jordan Wm. boot & shoe ma. Cwm st
Karo Tea Co. Oak street
Knight & Sons, butchers, High street
Lewis Clara (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Castle st
Lewis George, confectioner, Castle st
Lewis James, shopkeeper, 21 Castle st
Lewis, William, coal merchant, Alma st
Lewis William, tailor, Church street
Lewis William Miles, Somerset house, Commercial hotel & posting house
Llewellyn David, tailor, Church street
Llewlyn, John, shop keeper, Oak street
London City & Midland Bank Limited (Alfred Crossley .Mitchell, manager) (sub-branch), Market st.; draw on head office, 5 Threadneedle street, London EC
McBean James, surveyor, & engineer to Urban District Council, King st
Mason Wm. boot ma. Commercial st
Michael David J. architect & surveyor, York street, Brynteg
Morgan & Francis, outfitters, tailors, dress makers, milliners, general drapers, hatters, hosiers &c. Pontlottyn shop, Somerset street & Commercial street
Morgan Wm.. beer retailer, Castle st
Morgan Elizh. (Mrs.),beer retailer, Market st
Morgan Henry, grocer, 32 Tillery st
Morgan Lizzie (Miss), shopkeeper, Oak street
Munkley Wm. butcher, Commercial st
Padfield Frank, sanitary inspector to the Urban District Council, Queen st
Pegler William, grocer &c. Church st
Penybont Ratepayers' Association (Geo. Little, sec.), Penybont.
Perkins Arthur, grocer, Blaenau Gwent
Perman Edward, electrical & hot water engineer & plumber, 5 Tillery st
Peterson Mary (Mrs.),. shopkeeper, High street
Phillips P. S., Lim., tinplate manufrs.
Phillips Arthur, ironmonger, 16 Church st
Phillips Wm., builder, Castle street
Phillips James Emlyn, grocer & provision dealer & post office, Church st
Porter Emily (Mrs.), greengrocer, Carmel street
Powell & Jones, drapers, Somerset st
Powells, Tillery Steam Coal Co. Ltd., (William Stewart, colliery agent)
Preddy, Caroline, (Mrs.), Castle PH, Castle st
Preece, Thomas, grocer, 35 Tillery st
Preece, William, grocer, Cwm st
Price, Edwin & son, chemists & druggists, Somerset st & Commercial st
Price, J & Co, grocers, Blaenau Gwent
Prichard, Thomas Henry, chemist, Somerset st
Progressive Boot Co. Ltd., bootmakers, Somerset street
Prosser Walter, music warehouse, King street & Somerset street
Pryce, William M. watchmaker, High st
Purnell, Edwd. T., stationer, Somerset st
Read, J. & Son, jobmasters, High street
Rees, Henry & Sons, butchers, Commercial street
Richards Wm. shpkpr. Carlyle street
Robins George, shopkeeper, Mitre st
Robins Thomas, grocer, & agent for W.& A. Gilbey Lim., wine & spirit merchants, Market street & Alma St
Roderick Moses, stationer & confectioner, Arcade
Rogers & Co. grocers & bakers, Cwm st
Rosser & Sons, butchers
Sargent, William Gostwych, L.S.A.(Lond.) surgeon, The Limes
Simons, Joseph, house furnisher, High st
Sims John, china & glass dealer, Market street
Skidmore Bros. monumental masons, Alma street
Skidmore Edward, fruiterer & fishmonger, 32 Church street
Skidmore William, temperance rooms, Church street
Smith John, builder
Smith Samuel. haulage contractor, Oak st
Smith Thomas, shopkeeper, 94 Somerset street
Smith William, builder, Queen street
South Tom, greengrocer, 31 Oak st
South Wales Gazette (W. R. Haylings, printer & publisher); published Fridays
Sta1lard, William, china & glass dealer, Tillery street
Stallard, Wm., greengrocer, 31 Church st
Starr-Bowkett Building Society (Mrs. M. A. Baker, sec.), Market street
Stead & Simpson Ltd. boot makers, Church street
Stephens, Thomas, fancy dealer, Commercial street
Summers, Frank Leonard, butcher, Arcade
Taylor, William, Hair dresser, 24 Church st
Thomas, Wm. & Co., grocers, Carmel st
Thomas, John Edward, Carmel st
Thomas William Price, accountant, Market street
Thorne Eizh. (Mrs. ),butcher. 10 Market st
Thorne Francis Sl., butcher 15 Market st
Thorne William, butcher, 23 Church st
Tilney Lily & Gertrude (Misses), confectioners, Commercial street
Tilney Arthur, smith & timber merchant
Tippens Wm. beer retailer Vivian st
Tovell Emily (Mrs ), Bush hotel
Tovey Charles, shopkpr., 15 Church st
Vaughan Ellen (Mrs) Golden Lion P.H
Vaughan William, saddler Church st
Volunteer Battalion (3rd) South Wales Borderers ('H' Company, Capt. E.B.Lichtenberg)
Walbeoff William John sewing machine agent, High street
Watkins Benj. baker, Tillery street
Watkins William, dining rooms Oak at
Weaver William, furniture remover, Hill street
Webb Lewis Edward, solicitor, Commercial street
Webster Albert, chimney sweeper, 62 Tillery street
White C. & Sons, ironmongers, Arcade
Wilkins William Gale, temperance hotel, 19 Somerset street
Williams Edward & Co. drapers, Somerset street
Williams Alfred Prosser, builder, Oak st
Williams Edmund James, Bell inn & wine & spirit merchant, Somerset st
Williams Eli, hair dresser, Arcade Williams Henry Ward, iron & brass founder
Williams Jane (Mrs.), news agent, Commercial street
Williams Thomas, butcher, Alma st
Witchell Hy. boot maker, Somerset st
Workman John, hairdresser, Somerset street


Harrison Rev. Wilfrid Baker B.A. (curate)
Hobkirk, William Young, Lake Villas
Lewis, Daniel, Lake Villas
Muir, David Clarke, M.D.
Sutcliffe, John W., Palace Row
Williams, John T., Cwmtillery House

Aston Sarah (Mrs.), Clyn Mawr P.H., Blaenau Gwent
Brooks George, shopkeeper, Blaenau Gwent
Castle Edward, cycle repairer, Penybont
Chivers & Sons, brewers & aerated water manufacturers
Chivers Joseph, Tillery Fountain P.H
Courtney Geo. grocer, Blaenau Gwent
Cwmtillery Industrial Co-operative Society Lim. High street
Cwmtillery Red Ash Colliery Lim
Evans George, butcher
Fielding Fred, grocer, Post office
Hutton George, shopkeeper
Jones Anthony Michael, grocer. Blaenau Gwent
Jones Diana (Mrs.), beer retailer, Blaenau Gwent
Jones Rose (Mrs.), beer retailer
Jukes George, farmer, Glandwr farm
Lancasters' Steam Coal Collieries Ltd., South Wales collieries
Law Hugh B. draper & tea dealer
Love Paul, shopkeeper
Mathews Thomas, grocer, Gaen street
Matthews Ann (Mrs.), New Bridge end P.H
Matthews Edmund, grocer
Muir David Clark, M.D. & C.M.(Glas.), D.P.H.(Camb.), surgeon, surgeon to the South Wales Collieries & medical officer of health to Abertillery Urban District Council & medical officer & public vaccinator for Abertillery district, Bedwellty union & certifying factory surgeon.
Powell Mary Ann (Mrs.), greengrocer
Rosser Henry, Mount Pleasant hotel
Thomas Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Glyn Maur farm
Wall W. G. & Son, grocers, Penybont
Wallace John, beer retailer
Weir James, draper, Blaenau Gwent
Wilson Albert Henry, ironmonger