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Trostre / Trostrey

"TROSTREY, a parish in the upper division of Usk hundred, county Monmouth, 2½ miles N.W. of Usk, its post town, and 6 from Ponty-Pool. The village is situated on the road from Usk to Abergavenny, near the eastern bank of the river Usk. Salmon are caught by a weir on the river, which rose 22 feet above the usual level on the 16th February, 1795. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £72. The church is dedicated to St. David. There are a few small charities."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • Mein, A G.                    The memoirs of the Hughes of Trostrey.           Gwent Local History 71  1991     Welsh Journals Online
  • Mein, A G               'Whatever gods may be'; Trostrey and Llancayo - shrines, temples and graves            Gwent Local History vol 86 1999    Welsh Journals Online   
  • Mein, A G.             St David's Church, Trostrey : a landscape history.               Gwent Local History 78 1995  Welsh Journals Online
  • Mein, A G.             Excavations at Trostrey Castle, Usk, Gwent. Archaeology in Wales 32 (1992), p. 11-14.
  • Mein, A G & R F Olding           Dafydd Benwyn and a date for Trostre Court            Gwent Local History 65   1988    Welsh Journals Online

Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by   I.G   Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.  Check with  Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches built after 1851.

Trostrey Parish; Statistics; Area 1255 acres; Population 79 males, 97 females, total 176

  • Trostrey Parish Church     Attendance - general congregation 120/130     1 service in English      S W Gardiner, Perpetual Curate

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

  • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
    Trostre / Trostrey, St David's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms & Burials Marriages Banns
    1723-33, 1758-66, 1779-1801, 1805-1975 1732, 1761-1802, 1804-12, 1816-36, 1838-1966 1824-?1979
    Bishops Transcripts 1725, 1728-34, 1737-1876 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO360043 (Lat/Lon: 51.733698, -2.928186), Trostre / Trostrey which are provided by:
  • Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.  Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county.