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JOHNS' Directory of Caerleon, 1914

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Caerleon Village

AREA 570 acres.
POPULATION of Urban District, 2,046.

Caerleon is an ancient market town, in the parish of Llangattock, three miles from Newport, and is a polling station for the parishes of Tredunnock, Llanhennock, Kemeys Inferior, Llanthewy Vach, LLandegveth, and Llangattock-Caerleon. It is situated on level ground on the right bank of the river Usk, and is connected by a substantial stone bridge with Caerleon village (Caerleon-Ultra-Pontem), which is in the parish of Christchurch. Geoffrey of Monmouth states that Caerleon was originally built in the third or fourth century before Christ. During the Roman occupation it was the headquarters of the second Augustan Legion, being the capital of the province of Britannia Secunda, and the remains of an ampitheatre are still plainly traced in a field to the south of the church, together with parts of the town wall. There is likewise a large artificial mound now known as the Mount. As early as A.D. 314 Caerleon was the seat of a Bishopric (283 years before the arrival of St. Augustine). It is also noteworthy for its historical connection with King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Many valuable and interesting relics of this period have been discovered from time to time, and are deposited in the local Museum, admission to which can be obtained on application at the School house opposite. At the Hanbury Arms there is a room where Tennyson wrote part of his "Idylls of the King.' The Afon - Llwyd or Torvain, which rises on the western side of the Blorenge mountain, joins the Usk a little to the N.E. of the town. There is a railway station connected with Newport, Pontypool, and Hereford section of the Great Western system, and the Eastern Valleys line to Cwmbran, Pontypool, and Blaenavon.

PLACES OF WORSHIP. - Parish Church, S. Cadoc. Rev. Fredk. W. G. Whitfield, MA., vicar. Services: Sundays, 8 a.m. (Holy Communion), 11 and 6. Daily at 8 am. And 6.30p.m. Roman Catholic church in High street; Baptist (Rev. Dewi B. Jones), Wesleyan and Methodist chapels.
POSTAL. - E. A. Green, postmaster. Letters from all parts arrive (from Newport) at 4.15a.m., 8.15 a.m. (North), and 2.45 p.m., and are despatched thereto at 8.40 and 11.50a.m., 2.0, 5.45 (North and General), 6.50 (North mail), and 9.0 p.m. It is a Money order, Telegraph office, and Savings bank.
URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. - T. Parry (Chairman), A. C. Parry, Rev. D. B. Jones, W. G. Stark, William Williams, Edris Davies, W. Harris, J. Banner, and F. E. Rickard. Meets first Tuesday in the month at 7 p.m. T. R. P. Herbert, clerk, Newport. C. W. Degruchy, medical officer. C. J. Fox, surveyor and inspector. Jos. Green, collector.
ENDOWED SCHOOLS.- Founded and endowed in the year 1724, by Charles Williams, Esq. The endowment produces about £900 annually from the letting of various farms and land in the County, and from dividends on money invested. John Moxon, acting clerk, Newport. Boys' School - Evan Davies, master. Girls'- Miss S. E. Stott, mistress. Infants - Miss M. Houlson, mistress.
NEWPORT ASSYLUM. - Accommodation is provided for 368, with administrative offices, sufficient for 500 patients. Dr. Nelis is the medical superintendent; Dr. H. C. Martin, resident medical officer; and Mr. J. H. Evans, clerk.
READING ROOM - There is a reading room and billiard room at the Drill hall, supported by subscription. William Henry Marsh, secretary.
PETTY SESSIONS for the district are held every month. J. C. Llewellin, clerk, Caerleon house.
G.W. STATION. - J. Williams, stationmaster.

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Ablart T - High St
Alexander F - 11 Cross St
Allen WR - Staff Cottages
Bale E - Oakdene
Banner John - Hill Grove
Banner Wm - Fair Field
Barnaby Miss - The Manse, Castle St
Bartlett Edward - Cecil Terrace
Bolton A - Rose Cottage, The Common
Bolton J - Backhall St
Bolton R - Priory Lodge
Bowden T - 3 Castle St
Bowerman WF - postman, 5 Arthur St
Bowerman FC - postman, 7 Norman St
Bowerman FL - 4 Arthur St
Braugham Ivor - Station Terrace
Bryson JC - Laurel Cottage
Bythway H - Glynhir
Cannon JH - 6 Cecil Terrace
Carter W - 6 Uskside
Charles WJ - Lumley
Chillcot Mrs - Goldcroft Common
Clarke TB - Hollywood, High St
Cornick John -
Cornick Jas - Monpelier
Coopey L - railway man, 3 High St
Davies Arthur P -
Davies Mrs David - Glenplas
Davies David - Ivy Villa
Davies Evan - school master, School House
Davies Jas - foundry
Davies J - 17 High St
Davies WJ - Brynhyfryd
Dean WH - Golden Grove
DeGruchy CW - surgeon, The Broad Towers
Edmunds Wm - Glen View
Edwards T - 31 Backhall St
Elston J - 26 Mill St
Evans B - 16 Arthur St
Evans S - Station St
Evans Clarence Geo - Carlton Terrace
Evans JH - Penybont House
Grudy John - Goldcroft Inn
Fox CJ - architect, Highfield Ponthir Rd
Geary J - Staff Cottages
Gibson Geo - Westhoe
Greenland AP - Uskside House
Grooves M - High Croft
Hatfield JH - King's Vale
Hay Archibald - Brynderi
Herbert Mrs - Brynderwen
Jones Rev Dewi Bevan - (Baptist) Glen View
Jones RC - Brynhyfryd
Jones JE - St Elmo
Keen JP - Myrtle Cottage
Lake CH - Merridale
Lewis T - Broad Walk
Llewellin JC - Caerleon House
Mackworth Lady - The Priory
Mackworth Sir Humphrey - JP, Oaklands
Marsh WH - Beeston House
McGinn John - LRCP, Tattysallagh
Mills David - Church View
Morgan Miss - Backhall St
Morgan Misses - The Hall
Morgan Mrs - Millbrook
Morgan T - 18 High St
Morgan J - 23 High St
Morgan WH - Goldcroft
Nelis Dr WF - Pollard's Well
Oakley Thos - Broad Walk
Osborne Wm - Avon Llwyd House
Parry Miss C - Carlton Terrace
Parry Thos - JP, The Croft
Pearce AE - Ty Craig
Perry Mrs - The Glen
Phillips Jas - Danesbury
Pope Mrs Arthur Leigh - Southview
Rowley CM - Station Terrace
Roberts Thos - The Greylands
Scannell Wm - The Crest
Smith SG - Sunningdale
Stewart AE - Ash Cottage
Stewart Wm - JP, Brodawel
Stone A - Railway St
Stone Alfred E - Goldcroft Villa
Strawbridge Henry - Lindum
Taylor Mrs - Oakdene
Thomas Dr DE - (Gellygron, also Eastfields, Chepstow Rd, Newport)
Thomas Edmund - Station Terrace
Thomas H Geo - Abbotsford
Wall Edgar R - Glandwr
Waters C - High St
Whitfield Rev FWG - MA, The Vicarage
Wilcox Captain - Senlac
Williams Alfred - JP, The Mount
Williams W - Waterloo House
Williams Miss L - Arthur Cottage
Williams Mrs - Waterloo
Williams … - Fernley House
Witchell Mrs - Solva

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Ablart R - fancy dealer &c, 31 High St
Arnold Wm - gardener & florist, Wharf House
Banner J & W - fellmongers
Baulch Harold - carpenter, High St
Bennett W - 1 Cross St
Berry P - draper & stationer
Bishop Mrs W - saddler, High St
Bishop Mrs Clara - refreshment rooms, 32 High St
Brangham Mrs W - shop keeper, Backhall St
Brewer Henry - carpenter, Norman St
Brewer H - Drovers Arms
Chappell P - grocer &c, Mill St
Coles AC - Hanbury Brewery
Coles J - cycle agent, Usk Rd
Davies E - butcher, 26 Backhall St
Davies Jas - parish clerk & sexton
Davies W - Red Lion
Dean Wm Henry - school master
Dowle Wm - painter, Mill St
Hancock Wm & Co Ltd - Brewery
Edwards John - haulier, Mill St
Edwards Thos - baker, Backhall St
George Mrs - baker, Mill St
Gibbens John C - wheelwright
Golledge A - plumber & decorator, High St
Green EA - boot manufacturer, Post Office
Green J - boot maker, assistant overseer & collector to UDC
Griffiths W - grocer &c, Backhall St
Harris R - blacksmith, Backhall St
Hatchard Mrs Elizth - shop keeper
Herbert Tom - coal merchant, White Hart Hotel
Hewling Jas - plasterer, Cross St
Hopkins Robt - tin worker
Hutchings EW - painter, Old King's Head
James Geo - coal merchant, Mill St
James Herbert - shop keeper, High St
Jenkins Miss Clara - general dealer, Cross St
Jones AE - grocer & baker, Backhall St
Jones Jacob - draper &c, High St
Rickard Fredk E - Three Salmons, High St
Lewis Wm - Backhall St
Lloyd Edwin - 22 Backhall St
Lougher WL - Angel Hotel, Common
Morgan David - farmer
Morgan John - shoemaker, Backhall St
Pepler Mrs C - seed shop
Phillips Thos - postman, 8 Norman St
Pullin Wm - greengrocer, High St
Richards Edwin - builder
Richardson Mrs SJ - butcher, High St
Sadler Evan - London Inn
Talmage Chas - Bull Inn
Taylor Miss F - draper, Cross St
Thompson J & Sons - joiners
Thorne GF - grocer, 2 Cross St
Vaughan Frank - 3 Cecil Terrace
Waters B - Oddfellows Arms
Whitting John - postman, 6 Norman St
Williams J - GWR station master
Williams Arthur - grocer, High St
Winter WR -
Witchell GG Henshall - solicitor
Witchell Mrs - Solva

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Brown John - Ashwell
Brown JC - Vine Tree House
Dando Percy B - shop keeper, Old Toll House
Dowden T - King's Arms Cottage
Edwards John - Ivy Cottage
Gear CJ - Fern Cottage
Green Mrs James - Glanyravon
Green J & Son - builders, painters & undertakers
Griffin JG - Ashwell House
Harris J - market gardener, Ashwell
Haynes E - Marrow Cottage
Holland Fredk G - shop keeper
Jeffries W - Usk Vale
Jenkins Mrs Jane - shop keeper
Jones GR - Fernlea
Jones W - Hope Cottage
Jordan R - grocer
McLean J - The Bell
Morgan J - Christchurch Hill
Moss JW - Fields View
Morris Alfred - Lulworth House
Morris Mrs Alfred - LRAM, School of Music, Lulworth House
Pattemore Fredk - King's Arms
Phillips A - Spring Grove
Phillips W - Christchurch Hill
Powell Mrs - Isca Grange
Pritchard W - Spring View
Wall ER - Glannwr
Weston WF - Great House
White G - Ashwell Cottage
White Mrs James - Holly House
Williams Mrs - Yew Tree Cottage
Young A - fisherman, Ship Hotel

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1914 Directory transcribed by Dave Woolven, 2 Aspen Way, Malpas Park, Newport, South Wales. NP20 6LB Tel 01633 858 359