TIDENHAM  is a parish and village, distant rather more than 2 miles-east-by-north from Chepstow, and 14 south-west from Newnham, in the Western division of the county, Westbury hundred, Chepstow union and county court district, South Forest rural deanery, Gloucester archdeaconry and Gloucester and Bristol diocese.  Tidenham stands on a narrow peninsula, with the Wye on one side and the broad Severn on the other, and just below Cockshoot Hill;  this peninsula, on which stands the parish of Lancaut, forces the river Wye to make extraordinary bend beneath its precipitous banks. 


The church of St. Peter is an ancient stone building in the Middle Pointed style, and consists of a chancel, nave, Early English north aisle, porch and a tower with 6 bells, and contains an organ and old Norman font, said to be of the eleventh century, made of lead, and curiously carved;  the large east and a small south window of the chancel are stained, representing events in the life of Our Lord; and a beautiful window has been placed in the north aisle to the memory of the Rev. H.C. Morgan, by his son, T.H. Morgan, esq. of Tidenham House.  The register dates from the year 1708.  The living is a vicarage, yearly value about £400, with residence and 108 acres of glebe, chiefly woodland, in the gift of D Higford Burr, esq. and held by the Rev. Percy Burd, B.A. of University College, Durham. 


There is a chapel for Wesleyans. 


The charities are of £22 yearly value, which are applied for church and educational purposes. 


Samuel Stephens Marling, esq. M.P., J.P. who is lord of the manor, Thos. Hen. Morgan esq. Wm. Aeneas Seys, esq. and F Hammond, esq. are the chief landowners.  The soil is loamy; subsoil limestone.  The chief crops are wheat, barley and turnips.  The area is 6,034 acres of land and 3,310 of water; rateable value, £12,240; the population in 1871 was 1,661.


SEDBURY, about 2 miles south; Bishton and Church End, 1 mile west; Stroat and Wibdon, 2 miles north, are hamlets;  Sedbury Park, sistant about two miles from Chepstow, the seat of Samuel Stephens Marling, esq. M.P. is a handsome mansion of the Italian style, situate in a finely timbered estate, through which runs the famous Offa’s Dyke. 


There is a chapel of ease (St. Luke’s) at Tutshill, about 1 mile and a quarter south-west.

On the banks or the Wye, and not far distant are Tintern Abbey, Raglan Castle, Piercefield Views, Chepstow Castle, Usk, Caldecot, and Roman baths excavated at Caerwent.


Parish Clerk Daniel Tyler, Woodcroft


POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & Savings Bank—Mrs. Mary Thomas, receiver, Tutshill.  Letters arrive from Chepstow at 6.30 a.m./ dispatched at 7p.m. Church End.—Charles Whimhurst, sub-postmaster.    Letters arrive from Chepstow at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6 p.m.


Police Station, Woodcroft,  Bishton, Robt. Tanner, sergeant


There are three National schools, which are all under Government inspection, supported by voluntary contributions.


Tidenham, George Frederick Long, master

St. Luke’s Miss Mary Stokes, mistress

Tidenham Chase, Miss Eliza Moody, mistress




Beor E.J.  Netherop

Bryan J.B.  Ivy Rock cottage

Burd Rev. Percy, B.A. Vicarage

Churchyard Mill, Chase farm

Cowburn Capt. Dennel hill

Cowburn The Misses, Boughspring

Jayne W.E.  Meads house

Morgan Thomas Henry, Tidenham ho

Rymer Mrs. C Church cottage

Williams Mrs.  Ivy rock

Wood Mrs. Ashberry

Yockney S.W.  Wye cottage



Doward Mary (Mrs.), farmer Day jo

Hunt James, farmer Wallop farm

Joyce Thomas, assistant overseer

Joyce William, farmer, Hanley farm

Prior John, farmer, Chelten Elm

Perry Benjamin, farmer,  Pill house

Ravenhill George, farm bailiff to Miss Churchyard

Rymer Henry, farmer, Philpot’s court

Rymer James, farmer

Rymer Joseph, farmer, Philpot court

Williams James, shopkeeper, Chase




Armstrong Mrs. Stoulgrove house

Barrow Miss, Rye cottage

Gabell Rev. Arthur Charles [curate of Tidenham] Oakwood

Hewett F.W. Yewberry house

Lindam Major Charles James, Vale cot

Osborne Mrs. Woodcroft villa

Palmer Rev. Fielding, M.A., J.P. East cliff

Philips The Misses, Penmoyle house

Smart John, Oak cliff



Adams Adam, farmer, Bargains farm, Chase

Allwood Albert, butcher

Baylis John, farmer, Oakfield house

Brettell Jeremiah,  farmer

Glynn Thomas, gardener, Old Bishton

Goulder Joseph, shopkeeper

Jones James, market gardener

Price George, boot & shoe maker

Rowlands William, beer retailer

Rymer John, farmer, Bishton farm

Smith Henry, carpenter, Woodcroft

Tyler Daniel, mason



Read John, Stroat house

Lewis John, blacksmith

Pridham Reuben, boot & shoe maker

Proctor George, farmer, Madet farm

Richards William, carpenter

Rymer John P. Farmer, Stroat farm

Turner Abraham, George & Dragon

Turner Richard, machine man

White John, shopkeeper



Brookes J. Sedbury cottage

Marling S.Stephens, M.P., D.L., J.P. Sedbury park; Stanley park, Stroud; & Reform club, London s.w.

Bendall Daniel, carpenter

Evans William, blacksmith

Prewett James farmer, Brickhouse

Prewett Thomas, farmer

Prosser John, farmer, Pensylvania

Rugman John, farmer

Rugman Samuel, farmer, Bradhams ct

Upton William, gardener to Samuel Stephens Marling,esq. M.P.




Bradbury J. Gloucester cottage

Chapman Mrs. Elm villa

Clarke Mrs. Gloucester villa

Daniel Mrs. Alma cottage

Evans Thomas, Tutshill lodge

Ferris S. Charles P

Freeling Francis, Wirewood green

Hodgson W.L.  Tutshill villa

Hodgson, The Misses Bridge cottage

Hughes Henry, Castleford

Jenkins Colonel

Jones Thomas J. Bridge house

Mayo Rev. William L. [Baptist] Vine cottage

Seys William Aeneas, J.P. Tutshill ho

Watkins Mrs.



Baylis John, farmer, Oakfield house

Evans John, boarding house keeper

Evans Thomas, solicitor

Fryer Mary (Miss), teacher of music

Hill Rowland, Cross Keys hotel

Hort Mary (Miss), farmer, Tutshill farm

Ivins John, butcher

Morris Thos. Carpenter & wheelwright

Pitt Frederick, blacksmith

Prichard John, carpenter

Prichard Mary (Mrs.), beer retailer

Wilson Jabez, grocer & draper



Bowen Evan, farmer, High hall

Brown Mary (Miss), draper

Bull Ellen (Miss) farmer, Garstons

Manders Mary (Mrs,), shopkeeper

Rymer James, farmer, Wibdon farm

Turner Richard, drillman