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Kelly's directory for 1901:
"LLANISHEN is a parish, 3½ miles north-east from Llandenny station on the Ross, Monmouth and Pontypool branch of the Great Western railway, and 8 south-south-west from Monmouth, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Raglan, petty sessional division of Trelleck, union of Monmouth, county court district of Usk, Raglan and Trellech highway district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff. The church of St. Denis is a building of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a tower with spire containing 1 bell: there are 140 sittings. The register dates from the year 1591.
The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £94, with 188 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Duke of Beaufort, who is lay rector, and held since 1897 by the Rev. Thomas Arthur Davies B.A.Lond. who is also incumbent of Trellech Grange.
There is here a Wesleyan Methodist chapel, erected in 1820. Charities producing £19 yearly are distributed in money. The Duke of Beaufort, who is lord of the manor, and J. Bamford esq. are principal land-owners. The soil of lower Llanishen is clay; subsoil, clay, but top half is sandy soil. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 1,575 acres; rate-able value. £1,089; the population in 1891 was 202."
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