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including Cefnycrib, Cwmffrwdoer, Cwmnantddu, Freehold, Nightingale Village and Snatchwood

(A description written in 1891)

See also Abersychan and Trevethin

A large Village which in 1845 was formed into an Ecclesiastical Parish from the civil parish of Trevethin, on the Avon Llwyd river; it has a station on the Eastern Valleys branch of the Great Western railway, one mile north-west from Pontypool and 162 from London; in the Northern division of the county, Petty Sessional division, Union and County Court district of Pontypool; Blaenau Gwent division of Abergavenny rural deanery, Monmouth archdeaconry and Llandaff diocese.

The church of St. Luke, erected on the site of an older building, removed in 1873, was consecrated in August, 1879, and is an edifice in the Early Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, organ chamber and an incomplete tower containing one bell: there are 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1845. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £225, with residence and 1 acre of glebe, in the gift of the Vicar of Trevethin, and held since 1875 by the Rev. Daniel Owen Davies, of St. David's College, Lampeter.

There are Calvinistic Methodist, Wesleyan, Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels.

The Pontewynydd Sheet Iron and Steel Works have been considerably enlarged since coming into possession of John Tinn Esq. C.E. the present proprietor, and a large number of hands are employed in the manufacture of sheet iron & steel for galvanizing and export.

The dingles of Cwmnantddu and Cwmffrwdoer are full of coal and minerals, which are worked on a somewhat extensive scale. Here is an extensive steam brewery, and malting is carried on by Mr. Levi Slaney Jones. There is also a flannel manufactory, lime kiln and a steam bakery.

Post & M.O.O., S.B. & Annuity & Insurance Office: Mrs. Jane Jones, receiver. Letters arrive from Pontypool at 5 & 10.20 a.m. & dispatched at 11.30 a.m. & 4.30 & 6.5 p.m. Pontypool is the nearest telegraph office.


National School, now leased to Trevethin School Board, built in 1840 & enlarged in 1888, for 460 children; average attendance, 246 boys & girls & 145 infants; Henry John England, master; Mrs. Margaret Waters, mistress.

County Police Station:

Daniel Stephens, constable

Railway Station:

David Howell, station master.

The population in 1881 was 2,919.



A Hamlet in the civil parish of Trevethin on the mountain, and 1.1/2 miles east from Crumlin station.

Here is a Congregational chapel.

Post: Letters through Pontypool arrive at 8 a.m. Crumlin is the nearest money order & telegraph office.



A Hamlet in the civil parish of Trevethin, half a mile from the Pontnewynydd railway station.


Board School, under Trevethin School Board, built in 1880, for 296 children; average attendance, 216 boys & girls; William Linnard, master; Mrs. Linnard, mistress.

Post: Letters through Pontypool arrive at 6 a.m. Pontnewynydd is the nearest money order office and Pontypool the nearest telegraph office.



A Hamlet in the parish of Trevethin, nearly adjoining Nightingale Village and about a quarter of a mile from Pontnewynydd station of the Eastern Valley section of the Great Western railway.

Here is a Congregational chapel.

Post: Letters through Pontypool arrive at 6 a.m. Pontnewynydd is the nearest money order office and Pontypool the nearest telegraph office.



A Village in the civil parish of Trevethin, close to Pontnewynydd railway atation.

Post: Letters through Pontypool arrive at 6 a.m. Pontnewynydd is the nearest money order office & Pontypool the nearest telegraph office.



A Village in Trevethin civil parish, a quarter of a mile from Pontnewynydd railway station, and is now included in Pontnewynydd.

Post: Letters through Pontypool arrive at 5 a.m. Pontnewynydd is the nearest money order office & Pontypool the nearest telegraph office.



A Hamlet in the civil parish of Trevethin, nearly adjoining Pontneynydd, and 1 mile south from Abersychan railway station.

Here is a Primitive Methodist Chapel.

Post: Letters through Pontypool arrive at 8 a.m. Pontnewynydd is the nearest money order office & Pontypool the nearest telegraph office. Wall letter box cleared ay 6 p.m.



St, Luke's Church, Pontnewynydd: Rev. Daniel Owen Davies, vicar

Baptist, Zion Hill, Pontnewynydd: Rev. Osborne Jenkins, minister

Baptist, Merchants Hill: Rev. James Gomer Watts, minister

Calvinistic Methodist (Bethany), Pontnewynydd: Rev. Peter David Morse, minister

Congregational, Cefnycrib: minsters various

Congregational (Ebenezer), Cwmnantddu: ministers various

Primitive Methodist, Pontnewynydd: ministers various

Primitive Methodist, Snatchwood: ministers various

Wesleyan, Pontnewynydd: ministers various

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




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