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Panteg or Panteague

including Cwmynyscoy, Griffithstown (before 1898), Penyrheol,
Pontrhydyryn, Pontymoile, The Race and Sebastopol

(A description written in 1891)

A Parish, having a station on the Eastern Valleys branch of the Great Western railway from Newport to Blaenavon and Brynmawr, about a mile from the Village, 148 miles from London, 6 west from Usk, 3 south-east from Pontypool; in the Northern division of the county, Hundred of Usk, Petty Sessional division, Union and County Court district of Pontypool; western division of Usk rural deanery, Monmouth archdeaconry and Llandaff diocese.

The Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal runs through the parish from north to south.

The parish of Panteg adopted the "Local Government Act, 1858." in July 15, 1864; the board consists of 12 members.

The church of St. Mary is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, vestry, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: the church was rebuilt and re-opened in 1876: the only part of the original church now remaining is the tower, which dates from about 1450: there are 250 sittings. The register dates from the year 1598. The living is a rectory, £346 yearly tithe rent-charge, net income £311, with 23 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of John Capel Hanbury Esq J.P. and held since 1872 by the Rev. William Nicholas George Eliot B.A. of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and rural dean of Usk western division. Sexton: Charles Price.

There is a Welsh Congregational chapel at New Inn, Rev. David Hughes, minister, dating from 1710 and a Congregational chapel at Sebastopol.

A large Mission Hall and Institute was erected in 1890 at Pontymoile, at a cost of £2,000, raised by voluntary subscription, chiefly for the benefit of the girls and workpeople connected with the Ebbw Vale and other works in the neighbourhood; it consists of a mission room, seating 1,000 persons, girls' recreation room, men's luncheon and reading rooms, coffee bar &c.

There are mines of coal and iron, and quarries of limestone and stone for building. There are tinplate works at Pontrhydyryn and Pontymoile, steel works adjoining Panteg station, and iron furnaces and forges at the Upper Race; these iron works are carried on by the Ebbw Vale Company. The fire-brick works of the Blaendare Company Limited are at the Lower Race, in this parish.

The A Company of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion, South Wales Borderers, formed in 1854, has its head quarters at Pontymoile tinplate works; the present strength of the company is 100 rank and file, Here are also Nos. 5 and 6 Batteries of the 1st Monmouthshire Volunteer Brigade, Western division, Royal Artillery (Position Artillery), formed in 1890.

The following are all Hamlets in the Parish of Panteg:

CWMYNYSCOY is 1 mile south of Panteg.

PENYRHEOL is 1.1/2 miles south.

PONTRHYDYRYN is 3.1/4 miles south-east.

PONTYMOILE is three-quarters of a mile south-east.

THE RACE is three-quarters of a mile south-west; and Upper Race is 1.1/2 miles south.

SEBASTOPOL is three-quarters of a mile south-east.


National School, Pontymoile, built in 1859 (mixed & infants), for 305 boys & girls & 145 infants; average attendance, 296 boys & girls & 137 infants; Charles Lawrence, master; Mrs. Ellen Lawrence, infants' mistress.

National School (mixed), Sebastopol, built in 1861, for 350 children; average attendance, 300; Frederick Ernest French, master.

Post & M.O.O., S.B. & Annuity & Insurance Office, Sebastopol: Edward Francis, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Newport at 7.30 & 10.20 a.m; dispatched at 4.30 & 6.45 p.m. The nearest telegraph office is at Griffiths Town. Pillar box, Pontymoile, cleared at 5.50 p.m. Sundays excepted.

Railway Stations:

Panteg - Arthur Evans, station master

Pontrhydyryn - John Powell, station master.

John Capel Hanbury Esq. J.P. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are J.C. Hanbury Esq., William Addams Williams Esq. of Llangibby Castle and Mrs. Llywelyn. The soil is loam and clay; subsoil, marl. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 3,454 acres; rateable value, £15,803.

The population in 1881 was 3,321.

(extracts from Kelly's 1891 Directory of Monmouthshire, transcribed by J. Doe)




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