Place:Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

Alt namesMonemudesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 132
Trefynwysource: Wikipedia
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates51.833°N 2.717°W
Located inMonmouthshire, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inGwent, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Monmouthshire (principal area), Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoMonmouth Lordship, Monmouthshire, Waleslordship in which it was located
Skenfrith Hundred, Monmouthshire, Waleshundred in which it was located
Contained Places
Monmouth Castle
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Monmouth (Welsh: Trefynwy meaning "town on the Monnow") is the historic county town of historic Monmouthshire, Wales. It is situated where the River Monnow meets the River Wye, within 2 miles (3.2 km) of the border with England. The town is 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Cardiff, and 113 miles (182 km) west of London. Since 1996 it is within the Monmouthshire local authority. Monmouth's population in the 2011 census was 10,508, rising from 8,877 in 2001.

The town was the site of a small Roman fort, Blestium, and became established after the Normans built a castle here after 1067. Its medieval stone gated bridge is the only one of its type remaining in Britain. The castle later came into the possession of the House of Lancaster, and was the birthplace of King Henry V in 1387. In 1536, it became the county town of Monmouthshire.

Monmouth was a market town. It now serves as a shopping and service centre, and as a focus of educational and cultural activities for its surrounding rural area.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Monmouth.

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