Mitchel Troy

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Coordinates: 51°47′21″N 2°44′11″W / 51.78905°N 2.73646°W / 51.78905; -2.73646

Mitchel Troy
Welsh: Llanfihangel Troddi
Troy House.jpg
View looking north-west over Troy House, Mitchel Troy
Mitchel Troy is located in Monmouthshire
Mitchel Troy
Mitchel Troy
 Mitchel Troy shown within Monmouthshire
OS grid reference SO493103
Community Mitchel Troy
Principal area Monmouthshire
Ceremonial county Gwent
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MONMOUTH
Postcode district NP25
Dialling code 01600
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Monmouth
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Mitchel Troy (Welsh: Llanfihangel Troddi, that is "church of St. Michael on the River Trothy") is a village and community in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, in the United Kingdom. It is located 3 miles south west of the county town of Monmouth, just off the A40 road leading towards Raglan.

History and amenities[edit]

The English name of the parish derives from the name of the river, the Welsh Troddi becoming Trothy and then Troy. The addition "Mitchel" is thought not to derive from the church's dedication to St. Michael, but rather as a variant of the word "much" or "mickle", as also found at Mitcheldean in Gloucestershire, and used to differentiate the village from the nearby manor of Troy Parva.[1]

Church of St. Michael[edit]

The parish church of St. Michael is built mainly in the Decorated style of about the 13th century; a 19th-century inscription claims it was built in 1208. The cleric and writer Adam of Usk was the rector in 1382-85. The church was thoroughly restored in 1870.[1][2]

Troy House[edit]

Troy House, about 1½ miles north east of the church, was largely rebuilt after about 1680, on the site of an earlier building, for the Duke of Beaufort, after the family seat at Raglan Castle had fallen into ruin.[1][2] The house remained in the Somerset family until it was sold in 1901, after which it became a convent school and later, from 1935, an approved school. In 2008, proposals have been made for its conversion into residential apartments.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sir Joseph Bradney, A History of Monmouthshire, vol.2 part 2, 1913
  2. ^ a b John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire, 2000, ISBN 0-14-071053-1
  3. ^ Monmouthshire Beacon, New lease of life for Troy House?, 29 December 2008

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