About us!

Tidenham is a large parish situated in the triangle formed by the confluence of the rivers Wye and Severn, An important area for crossings of both rivers and for the ancient hunting grounds of the lords of Striguil (Chepstow).

We are active in our research and are at present creating a database of entries in the Chepstow Weekly Advertiser between 1855 and 1916 referring to Tidenham. We also have a database of houses in the parish and have searched census returns, trade directories and newspapers to build up a timeline for each property and the families that lived in them.

In 2014 we published our first book ‘The Churches and Chapels of Tidenham Parish’ please see the Publications tab for details.

We have house histories for several of the larger houses in our parish and biographies of some of the notable people who have lived here.

We hold meetings on the last Tuesday of the month in Sedbury & Beachley Village Hall during the winter months except December and in the summer we have excursions and walks. Please see the meetings tab for details of the next meeting.

We are a small society dedicated to preserving and recording the history of our parish!


In 1991 Keith Underwood, Liz McBride and Lesley Williams decided to form a small group to record the history of our parish.  Our first meetings were in Chepstow Museum where we spent our meeting time searching the microfiche copies of the Chepstow Weekly Advertiser for entries about Tidenham parish. Two members are still involved in this project.

Keith Underwood has been at the helm now for almost thirty years and the group has been meeting at Sedbury and Beachley Village Hall for several years.
If you are interested in joining our group or if you have any information about the parish please email:

Contact us at: tidenhamhistoricalgroup@gmail.com