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Mitchell Troy  Monmouthshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mitchell Troy like this:

MITCHEL-TROY, or ST. MICHAEL-TROY, a village and a parish in the district and county of Monmouth. The village stands on the river Trothy, adjacent to the Monmouth and Pontypool railway, 2 miles SW by S of Monmouth; takes the latter part of its name, by corruption, from the Trothy; and has a post office, called Mitchell-Troy, under Monmouth. ...


The parish comprises 2,000 acres. Real property, 2,858. Pop., 385. Houses, 85. The property is much subdivided. Troy House belongs to the Duke of Beaufort; stands by the side of the Trothy, under the shelter of a hill; has a huge roof; is said to have been built by Inigo Jones; contains some family portraits of the Herberts, the Somersets, and others, including one of Lord Herbert of Cherbury when a boy; contains also a good specimen of Tudor ceiling, a panelling of the time of James I., an old oak chimney-piece curiously carved with Scripture subjects, and a suite of armour said to have been worn by Henry V. at Agincourt, but apparently of more recent date. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Cumcarvan, in the diocese of Llandaff. Valne, £398.* Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is ancient, with a tower; and was reported in 1859 as bad. The churchyard contains an ancient cross.

Mitchell Troy through time

Mitchell Troy is now part of Monmouthshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Monmouthshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Mitchell Troy itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mitchell Troy in Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/8231

Date accessed: 14th June 2024


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