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KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF MONMOUTHSHIRE 1901 - MITCHEL-TROY
Kelly's Directory for Monmouthshire,1901
The proprietors trust that the present Edition of Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire may be found at least equal in accuracy to the previous ones. Every place in Monmouthshire, and every parish will again be found to be included in the book. The Letters M.O.O. and S.B. are abbreviations adopted by H.M. Post Office to represent Money Order Office and Savings Bank.
MITCHEL-TROY


MITCHEL-TROY (i.e. Troy St. Michael) is a village and a parish bounded on the north by the river Trothy and on the east by the Wye, and on the road from Monmouth to Abergavenny, 2 miles south-west from Monmoutli, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Raglan, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Monmouth, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The Great Western line from Monmouth to Pontypool runs through the parish and has a branch to Chepstow. The church of St. Michael, built in 1208 and restored in 1876 at a cost of 1,610, is an edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: there are seven stained windows: the church affords 200 sittings: in the churchyard is a stone cross of the 13th century: the carved stone figure of St. Michael, formerly on this cross, now stands on a bracket above the, inner doorway of the porch. At the entrance to the churchyard is an old, roofed arch and lich gate and the village stocks, still in a good state of preservation, occupy their original position outside the church wall. The register of baptisms and marriages dates from the year 1593; burials, 1590. The living is a rectory, with the chapelty of Cwmcarvan annexed, joint net annual value 296, with 80 acres of glebe, and residence, in the gift of the Duke of Beaufort, and held since 1886 by the Rev. Henry Marriott Tomson Bidwell.

Troy House, about a mile from Monmouth, is one of the seats of the, Duke of Beaufort A.D.C. and, like the village, derives its name from its situation on the little river Trothy, near. the mouth of which it is situate. The mansion, formerly the seat of the Herberts, possesses no architectural beauty, but has some fine apartments. The family pictures, formerly hung here, have all been taken down and removed to Badminton.

In the reign of Charles I, this. mansion was in the possession of Sir Charles Somerset, brother of Henry, fifth Earl and first Marquess of Worcester, who so bravely defended Raglan Castle for the king.

Lydart House is the residence of Mrs. Oakley. The Duke of Beaufort, who is lord of the manor, Mrs. Oakley, of Lydart House, the trustees of the late James Richards esq. and Henry W. Lewis esq. of Merthyr Tydvil are the principal landowners. The soil is clay ; subsoil, marl. The chief crops are wheat, beans and roots. The area is 1,955 acres of land and 15 of water; rateable value, 2,016; the population in 1891 was 265.

Parish Clerk, Nathaniel Morgan.

Post Office: Amos Johnson, sub-postmaster. Letters from Monmouth arrive at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 5.40 p.m. week days only. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid. The nearest money order & telegraph. office is at Monmouth, 2 miles distant

National School, built about 1870, for 60 children, average attendance, 37; Miss Louisa Woller, mistress.

PRIVATE RESIDENTS
. Beaufort, His Grace the Duke of, A.D.C., D.L., J.P., Troy house, Llangattock park, Crickhowell & Badminton, Wilts; & Carlton, Boodle's & Marlborough clubs, London SW
Bidwell Rev. Henry Marriott Tomson, Rectory
Robbs Francis, The Elms
Oakley Mrs., Lydart house

COMMERCIAL
Bartlett John Hall, builder & contractor, The Common
Cowper Coles Samuel Hood, F.S.I., land steward to the Duke of Beaufort, Troy house
Davies John, farmer, Red house
Davies Thomas, farmer, The Common
Davies William, farmer, The Common
Davies William, farmer, Redwern
Evans John, farmer, The Wern
Hobbs Francis, sub-agent to the Duke of Beaufort & the trustees of the late Marquess of Bute, Monkswood estate
John John, wheelwright
Johnson Amos, Post office
Jones Thos. (Mrs.), farmer, The Graig
Morgan Harry, relieving officer No. 1 district & registrar of births & deaths & vaccination officer for Trelleck sub-district, Monmouth union, Millbrook
Musgrove John, farmer, Old house & Highway farm
Parker Miss, farmer, Village farm
Probert Herbert, farmer, The Square.
Roberts Phillip, farmer, Lower farm
Sherman William, farmer
Smith Aaron, farmer, Troy farm
Stead Philip, The Monmouthshire Inn
Sumner Louis, boot & shoe maker
Williams John, farmer, Lydart farm


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