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Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
(Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a county in south east Wales. The name derives from the historic county of Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
of which it covers the eastern 60%. The largest town is Abergavenny. Other towns and large villages are Caldicot, Chepstow, Monmouth, Magor and Usk.

Contents

1 Historic county 2 Principal area 3 Places of interest 4 References 5 External links

Historic county[edit] Main article: Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
(historic) The historic county of Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
was formed from the Welsh Marches by the Laws in Wales
Wales
Act 1535 and bordered Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
to the east, Herefordshire
Herefordshire
to the northeast, Brecknockshire
Brecknockshire
to the north, and Glamorgan
Glamorgan
to the west. The Laws in Wales
Wales
Act 1542 again enumerated the counties of Wales
Wales
and omitted Monmouthshire, implying that the county was no longer to be treated as part of Wales. However, for all purposes Wales
Wales
had become part of the Kingdom of England, and the difference had little practical effect. For several centuries, acts of the Parliament of England
Parliament of England
(in which Wales
Wales
was represented) often referred to " Wales
Wales
and Monmouthshire". However, the Local Government Act 1972, which came into effect in April 1974, confirmed the county as part of Wales, with the administrative county of Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
and its associated lieutenancy being abolished. Most of its area was transferred to a new local government and ceremonial county called Gwent, with the same eastern and southern boundaries as the historic county, the River Wye
River Wye
and the Severn Estuary, while the western two-fifths of the former Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
are now administered by other Welsh unitary authorities: Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Caerphilly, and Newport. Principal area[edit] Main article: Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
County Council The current unitary authority of Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
was created on 1 April 1996 as a successor to the district of Monmouth
Monmouth
along with the Llanelly
Llanelly
community from Blaenau Gwent, both of which were districts of Gwent. The use of the name "Monmouthshire" rather than "Monmouth" for the area was controversial, being supported by the MP for Monmouth, Roger Evans, but being opposed by Paul Murphy, MP for Torfaen
Torfaen
(inside the historic county of Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
but being reconstituted as a separate unitary authority). [1] By area it covers some 60% of the historic county, but only 20% of the population. A new council headquarters building at the site of Coleg Gwent, Usk
Usk
was proposed and developed.[2] Planning permission was granted in September 2011.[3] The new county hall in Usk
Usk
was opened in 2013.[4][5][6] In comparison to the pre-1974 areas it covers:

the former boroughs of Abergavenny
Abergavenny
and Monmouth the former urban districts of Chepstow
Chepstow
and Usk the former rural districts of Abergavenny
Abergavenny
Rural District, Chepstow
Chepstow
and Monmouth
Monmouth
Rural District the former rural district of Pontypool, except the community of Llanfrechfa Lower the parish of Llanelly
Llanelly
from the former Crickhowell
Crickhowell
Rural District in Brecknockshire

Places of interest[edit]

Raglan Castle

For a list of settlements in the principal area, see List of places in Monmouthshire.

Chepstow
Chepstow
Castle[7] Raglan Castle[8] Monmouth[9] Trellech[10] Abergavenny
Abergavenny
Castle[11] Wye Valley[12] Black Mountains[13] Brecon Beacons National Park[14] White Castle[15] Skenfrith
Skenfrith
Castle[16] Grosmont Castle[17] Three Castles Walk[18] Offa's Dyke[19] Llanthony
Llanthony
Priory[20] Tintern
Tintern
Abbey[21] Usk[22] Usk
Usk
Valley Walk[23] Abergavenny[24] Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
and Brecon Canal[25] Marches Way[26] Monnow Valley Walk[27] Caldicot Castle[28] The Kymin[29] The Sugar Loaf

Scenic Railway Line:

Gloucester to Newport Line

References[edit]

^ Department of the Official Report (Hansard), House of Commons, Westminster. "Hansard, House of Commons, March 15, 1994, Column 782". Parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ " Monmouthshire County Council
Monmouthshire County Council
press release, "This council is coming home", 12 January 2010". Monmouthshire.gov.uk. 2010-01-12. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ Free Press, Plans for new Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
council HQ in Usk
Usk
are approved, 29 September 2011 ^ http://www.tinternvillage.co.uk/publicservices/local-county-council-representation/ ^ http://www.willmottdixongroup.co.uk/news?actv_news_news_id=262 ^ Gabriel, Clare (18 April 2013). "'Agile working' office savings aim". Retrieved 21 March 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.  ^ " Chepstow
Chepstow
Castle from the 1816 Bridge:: OS grid ST5394 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "Raglan Castle:: OS grid SO4108 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "Monnow Bridge, Monmouth:: OS grid SO5012 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "Harold's Stones, Trellech:: OS grid SO4905 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ " Abergavenny
Abergavenny
Castle:: OS grid SO2913 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ " Wye Valley
Wye Valley
View from Eagle's Nest on Wynd Cliff:: OS grid ST5296 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "The Sugar Loaf, near Abergavenny:: OS grid SO2718 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "Looking NNE from the Sugar Loaf:: OS grid SO2620 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "White Castle:: OS grid SO3716 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ " Skenfrith
Skenfrith
Castle:: OS grid SO4520 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "Grosmont Castle:: OS grid SO4024 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "The Three Castles Walk:: OS grid SO4421 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "Devil's Pulpit:: OS grid ST5499 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ " Llanthony
Llanthony
Priory:: OS grid SO2827 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ " Tintern
Tintern
Abbey:: OS grid SO5300 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. 2005-03-30. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "View from Usk
Usk
Castle:: OS grid SO3700 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "Clytha Castle:: OS grid SO3608 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "Market Hall clock tower, Abergavenny:: OS grid SO2914 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ " Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
& Brecon Canal, Govilon:: OS grid SO2713 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "Stream at Dolydd y Castell, Abergavenny:: OS grid SO3013 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. 2007-04-01. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "The Monnow Valley:: OS grid SO4323 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "Caldicot Castle:: OS grid ST4888 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21.  ^ "The Round House, The Kymin, Monmouth:: OS grid SO5212 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 

External links[edit]

Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
County Council Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
at Curlie (based on DMOZ) The Original Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
website Monmouthshire.co.uk BBC Wales
Wales
on Monmouthshire Genuki National Gazetteer of 1868

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Principal areas of Wales

Blaenau Gwent Bridgend Caerphilly Cardiff Carmarthenshire Ceredigion Conwy Denbighshire Flintshire Gwynedd Merthyr Tydfil Monmouthshire Neath Port Talbot Newport Pembrokeshire Powys Rhondda Cynon Taf Swansea Torfaen Vale of Glamorgan Wrexham Ynys Môn

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Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
principal area

Principal settlements

Abergavenny Caldicot Chepstow Monmouth Usk

Towns and villages

Bedwellty Betws Newydd Black Rock Blaenawey Bryngwyn Buckholt Botany Bay Catbrook Caer Llan Caerwent Chapel Hill Clydach Coed Morgan Coed-y-paen Crick Croes y pant Croes Hywel Cross Ash Crossway Cwmcarvan Cwmyoy Devauden Dingestow Dixton Earlswood Gaerllwyd Gilwern Glascoed Goetre Govilon Great Oak Grosmont Gwehelog Gwernesney Highmoor Hill Hoaldalbert Itton Kemeys Commander Kilgwrrwg Common Kingcoed Little Mill Llanarth Llanbadoc Llancayo Llanddewi Rhydderch Llandewi Skirrid Llandegveth Llandenny Llandevenny Llandogo Llanellen Llanelly Llanfair Kilgeddin Llanfihangel Rogiet Llanfihangel Crucorney Llanfoist Llangattock-Lingoed Llangattock-Vibon-Avel Llangovan Llangua Llangwm-isaf Llangybi Llanhennock Llanishen Llanllowell Llanover Llansoy Llanthony Llantilio Crossenny Llantilio Pertholey Llantrisant Llanvair-Discoed Llanvapley Llanvetherine Llanwenarth Llanvihangel-Ystern-Llewern Llanvihangel Gobion Magor Mamhilad Mardy Maryland Mathern Maypole Mitchel Troy Mitcheltroy Common Monkswood Mounton Mynydd-bach Mynyddislwyn Nant-y-derry New Inn New Mills Newbridge-on-Usk Newcastle Newchurch Oldcastle Pandy Parkhouse Pen-croes-oped Pen-how Pen-yr-hoel Pen-y-cae-mawr Pen-y-clawdd Pen-twyn Penallt Penpergwm Penperlleni Penrhos Portskewett Pwllmeyric Raglan Redbrook Redwick Rockfield Rogiet Shirenewton Skenfrith St Arvans St Brides Netherwent St. Maughans Sudbrook The Bryn Tintern Tredunnock Tregagle Tregare Trelleck
Trelleck
Grange Trelleck Twyn-y-Sheriff The Narth Undy Upper Green Wernyrheolydd Whitebrook Whitson Wilcrick Wolvesnewton Wonastow Wyesham

Castles

Abergavenny
Abergavenny
Castle Betws newydd Caerleon Caldicot Castle Castell Arnold Chepstow
Chepstow
Castle Dingestow Grosmont Castle Llangibby Llanfair Kilgeddin Llantrisant Llanvair Discoed Monmouth Newport Castle Newcastle Penhow Pencoed Castle Pen y Clawdd Castle Penrhos Raglan Castle Skenfrith
Skenfrith
Castle Trellech Usk
Usk
Castle White Castle

Topics

Parliamentary constituencies Places Schools SSSIs Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings Country houses Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs Scheduled Monuments Museums

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Transport in Monmouthshire

Road

M4 motorway European route E30 M48 motorway A40 road A449 road A465 road A472 road A4042 road A4136 road

Bus

Stagecoach South Wales Stagecoach West Newport Bus

National Cycle Network

Celtic Trail National Cycle Route 4 National Cycle Route 47 National Cycle Route 42

Railway lines

South Wales
Wales
Main Line Gloucester–Newport line Welsh Marches
Welsh Marches
line

Railway stations

Abergavenny Caldicot Chepstow Severn Tunnel Junction

Waterways

Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
and Brecon Canal River Wye

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 152450284 LCCN: n81020

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