I know virtually nothing about the Nutshell, (although I remember it well as I lived next door in Arrow Cottage) other than in 1910 the owner was Arthur Jenkins of Harrow Cottage and the gross value was £7 and the rateable vale was £5 5s.

On the 1911 census Sidney Jenkins aged 41, a warehouse man, and his wife Laura 42 were living there with their children, Frances 9, and Ivor Sidney, both born in Pontypool, and Evelyn 3 who was born in Goytre.

The 1914 poor rate says Arthur Jenkins is still the owner and Sidney is still the occupier.

Taken from the electoral register I have Jack and Florence Davies in 1918 and Henry and Hannah Selway in 1922.


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