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Itton with Howick

(A description written in 1891)

A Parish on the road from Chepstow to Devauden Green, 3 miles west-by-north from Chepstow; in the Southern division of the county, lower division of Caldicot Hundred, Petty Sessional division, Union and County Court district of Chepstow; eastern division of Netherwent rural deanery, Monmouth archdeaconry and Llandaff diocese.

The church of St. Deiniol is a building of stone partly in the Early English style, and was thoroughly restored in 1869, chiefly at the cost of Mrs Curre, of Itton Court; it consists of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing one bell: the east and other windows of the chancel are stained: the whole fabric has been altered and much modernised: there are 209 sittings: in the churchyard remains the base and part of the shaft of a cross. The register of Baptisms and Burials date from the year 1773; Marriages, 1775. The living is a rectory, commuted tithe rent-charge £130, with 82 acres of glebe, in the gift of William Edward Carne Curre Esq. D.L., J.P. and held since 1874 by the Rev. Nathaniel Shafto Barthropp M.A. of Jesus College, Oxford, who is also vicar of Mounton. Parish Clerk: Jehu Bevan.

Here is a flour mill, and a small water saw mill.

Post: Letters through Chepstow, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office, arrive at 8 a.m. Wall Letter box, near the Rectory, cleared week days at 5.20 p.m; Sundays, 9.30 a.m.


National School, erected in 1873, for 50 children; average attendance, 30; Mrs Elizabeth Bailey, mistress.

Itton, anciently called Hodytton, was held in the 13th Century, under the Lords of Chepstow by the De Bendevilles, and eventually became possessed by the Herberts, from whom it passed to a branch of the Morgan family and from them to the Gwyns. Itton Court Estate was purchased by the Curres about the commencement of the last century, and now belongs to William Edward Carne Curre Esq. D.L., J.P.

Itton Court was originally an outlying fortalice of Chepstow Castle and to this day the manor of Itton is subject to a sub-infeudation fee, paid the the Duke of Beaufort as Lord of Chepstow. the tower, which probably dates from the latter part of the 14th century, is the only part of the ancient fortified mansion that remains: the mansion, about the year 1860 underwent considerable improvements and alterations including the removal of the principal entrance from the east to south side and the embattlement of the latter. In the record of a speech-court holden under the Forester's Oak in Wentwood, in the year 1668, it is said, "Sir William de Bendeville ought to have housebootte and haybootte at his house at Hodytton from the Conquest."

William Edward Carne Curre Esq. who is lord of the manor, and His Grace the Duke of Beaufort are chief landowners. The soil is light; subsoil, limestone. The area is 1,111 acres; rateable value, £1,102.

The population in 1881 was 161.



Formerly constituted a Parish in itself, and although still not connected ecclesiastically to any other parish, is without a church or vicar: civilly it is also distinct: the greater part of it once belonged to the Priory of Chepstow, but the monks of Tintern had also some interest here.

Every trace of the church has disappeared, though it is said to have been used for divine service about two centuries ago.

In 1515, John Walters, of Piercefield, obtained a lease of lands at this place from the Prior of Chepstow, and some of his descendants resided at Howick for many years. An interesting old mansion here, once the residence of the Walters family but now converted into a farm-house, is occupied by Mr George Bond. Cophill, another farm in these parish, was the seat of another branch of the Walters family and had distinct manorial rights is now occupied by farmer, Edwin James Hunt.

Post: Nearest Wall Letter box (Itton) cleared at 5.20 p.m; Sundays, 9.30 a.m.


The children attend Itton and Chepstow schools.

The area is 642 acres; rateable value, £529.

The population in 1881 was 29.

(extracts from Kelly's 1891 Directory of Monmouthshire, transcribed by J. Doe)




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