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Local and Trade Directories
Kelly’s Directory of Herefordshire and Shropshire
Trades and professions named in Llanveynoe include:
Carpenter: William Bevan
Curate: Reverend Percy Loadman [since 1928]
Mason: George Williams
Mentions property called:
A [Mrs] & sons
Upper Olchon farm
Pont y mewdwy
An image of the full 1934 Kelly’s Directory entry for Llanveynoe is given below.
Local farmers are named. The area, population, rateable value, main crops, geology and other details of the township are given. The architecture of the church is described, and it was restored in 1877 at a cost of £500. There is reference to the renowned St Thomas’s Well, which is said to have curative properties. Llanveynoe is in the portion of Ewyas Lacy for which RRWR Trafford is Lord of the Manor. The Marquess of Abergavenny owns the other portion of the manor.
This directory is not comprehensive in its coverage of all farms and commercial premises in the parish at the time. Also, in the transcribed lists of properties that are named, spellings in the original have sometimes been amended to reflect more common usage. In case of doubt please refer to the image of the original entry.