Mitchel Troy, Monmouthshire
Mitchel Troy or St Michael Troy, a village and a parish in Monmouthshire. The village stands on the river Trothy, 2¼ 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; money order and telegraph office, Monmouth. The parish comprises 1970 acres; population of the civil parish, 265; of the ecclesiastical, with Cwmcarvan, 480. Troy House, formerly the seat of the Herberts, belongs to the Duke of Beaufort; stands by the side of the Trothy under the shelter of a hill, 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 Silid to have been worn by Henry V. at Agincourt, but apparently of more recent date. Lydart House is another residence. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Cwmcarvan, in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £'24:9 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1876; it contains some stained windows. The churchyard contains an ancient cross.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Mitchel-Troy St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Monmouth|
|Registration district||Monmouth||1837 - 1935|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Mitchel Troy from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Mitchel-Troy (St. Michael))
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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