STROAT HOUSE A Growing History!
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It is believed that Stroat House was built between 1680 and 1690 and it has a most interesting provenance, thought to have only changed ownership five times in its long history.
In 1851, my great great grandmother, Mary-Ann Wyatt worked as a servant girl in Stroat House.
Her age according to the 1851 census was 23 years old but in fact she was only 19 years old having bern born in 1832. Her husband to be, Mathew Cox was living in Brookend, Woolaston. After marriage in 1857 they lived and worked in Penhow, near the Chepstow to Newport road. Thanks to Martin Taylor for this snippet of information.
1866 Elizabeth Etkins abt 1866 Woolastone, Gloucestershire, England Servant Stroat House, Tidenham, Gloucestershire, England
1870 Post Office Directory give Charles Higgins esq. at Stroat House
Bessie J. Brown abt 1872 Bristol Adapted Child Stroat House, Tidenham, Gloucestershire, England
Martha M. Read abt 1837 Chepstow, Monmouth, Wales Daughter Stroat House, Tidenham, Gloucestershire, England
Sarah M. Read abt 1805 Chepstow, Monmouth, Wales Wife Stroat House, Tidenham, Gloucestershire,
Read, Martha M abt 1836 Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales Head Tidenham Gloucestershire
Martha M Read abt 1836 Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales Head Tidenham Gloucestershire
C1961 – The garden front of the house was remodelled c. 1961. The pedimented stone gateway to the forecourt, contemporary with the house, was moved when the road was widened.
From: ‘Tidenham including Lancaut: Manors and other estates’, A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume X: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp. 62-8. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=15758. Date accessed: 14 June 2005.
Some of the above detail is with thanks to Archer & Co. of Chepstow
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