CONTENTS Editorial 1 Ancient Ruined Houses in Ffwddog 3 by Isabel McGraghon Aspects of the History of the Grammar Schools in Monmouth- shire during the Nineteenth Century 10 by Anthony Corten The New Town of Cwmbran before 1850 or Some Chit-Chat about the lower Eastern Valley 22 by Reginald Nicholas Thomas Tudor, a Monmouth artist 33 by Keith Kissach Kilgwrrwg Church 38 by John R. Guy Book Reviews 47 Contributors 48 Front cover: Llanthony Abbey, S.W., September 2nd 1824: by Thomas Tudor.