Morris & Co. Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of

Alvington 1876


ALVINGTON is a parish and village in Chepstow union, Monmouthshire, containing, by the census of 1861, 369, and in 1871, 408 inhabitants, and 1506 acres; in the southern division of the deanery of the Forest, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Bledisloe, East Gloucestershire, for which it is a polling-place; 2 1/2 miles south-west from Lydney, 6 1/2 north-east from Chepstow, and 9 1/2 south-west from Newnham, on the road from thence to Chepstow, and on the west bank of the River Severn. The living, with that of Lancaut, is attached to the rectory of Woollaston, and is in the incumbency of the Rev. William Somerset, B.C.L., and the patronage of Samuel Stephens Marling, Esq., M.P.; the Rev. William Ferguson Steele, B.A., is curate in charge. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Andrew, consisting of nave, chancel, south aisle, south porch, and an embattled tower containing a peal of five bells; there are three stained glass windows. It was restored in 1858, at a cost of £1500. There is a Church of England School for children of both sexes, which was built by Higford Burr, Esq., and is supported by voluntary contributions. Colonel Edward Andrew Noel, is lord of the manor, and he and Higford Burr, Esq., are the chief landowners. The rateable value of this parish is £2477.



FENTON Major Charles Henry, Clanna cottage

NOEL Colonel Edward Andrew, J.P., and Dep. Lieut., Clanna falls

READ Mr. John, Severn Lodge

WILLIAMS Mrs. Mary, Bank cottage


Trades and Professions

DAVIS William, carpenter

EDWARDS John, carpenter and shopkeeper

EVANS Richard, blacksmith

HARRIS Geo., sub-postmaster & parish clerk

HARRIS Mrs. Hannah, shopkeeper

HAY Richard, butcher

HILLIER Thomas, farmer, Glebe farm

HOWELL James Procter, carpenter

HUNT William, farmer, Barnage

LAWRENCE Edward, farmer, Myrtle villa

LEWIS George, carpenter and shopkeeper

LEWIS Joseph, carpenter

MULLINS Isaac, farmer, Duncastle farm

NOBLE Frank J., milled, engine, and portmanteau board manufacturer, Rowley mill

PRICE Miss Mary Ann, mistress of Church of England School

TAYLOR Thomas, farmer, Court end

THOMAS Henry William, farmer, Cottage farm

THORN William, blacksmith and beer retailer

WHITE Daniel Alfred, miller, Alvington mills

WINTOUR James, farmer, "Globe" hotel

WOODRUFFE John, farmer, Court farm

WORKMAN Charles, shopkeeper

Post Office - George Harris sub-postmaster. Letters through Lydney delivered at 8.30 a.m., dispatched at 5.20 p.m. The nearest money order and telegraph office is at Lydney.

Church of England School - Miss Mary Ann Price, mistress.