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Encyclopedia > Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire principal area
Image:WalesMonmouthshire.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 7th
850 km²
? %
Admin HQ Cwmbran
ISO 3166-2 GB-MON
ONS code 00PP
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2006 est.)
- Density
 
Ranked 18th
87,900
Ranked 15th
103 / km²
Ethnicity 97.5% White
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 22nd
12.9%
MP
AM
  • Nick Ramsey

Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is both a historic county and principal area in south-east Wales. The eastern and southern boundaries of the historic county and principal area are the same; however, the western two-fifths of the historic county are covered by other unitary authorities. one of the subdivisions of Wales File links The following pages link to this file: Monmouthshire Categories: GFDL images ... Area is the measure of how much exposed area any two dimensional object has. ... This is a list of principal areas of Wales ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Cwmbran (Welsh: Cwmbrân) is a new town in Monmouthshire, Wales, established in the 1950s to provide new employment in the south eastern portion of the South Wales coalfield. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... For other uses, see Density (disambiguation). ... This is a list of principal areas of Wales ordered by population. ... This is a List of Welsh principal areas by population density in the 2001 UK census. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... This is a List of Welsh principal areas by the percentage of those professing some skills in the Welsh language in the 2001 UK census. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... David Thomas Charles Davies (born July 27, 1970, London) is a Welsh Conservative politician, representing Monmouth in the National Assembly for Wales. ... An Assembly Member (Welsh: ) (AM) is a member of the Welsh Assembly in Wales, UK; or the London Assembly in London, UK. Categories: | ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Wales has thirteen historic counties. ... In England and Wales local government terminology, a principal area is an area established for local government. ... This article is about the country. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ...

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Historic county

Monmouthshire was formed from the Welsh Marches by the Laws in Wales Act 1535. The county borders Gloucestershire to the east, Herefordshire to the northeast, Brecknockshire to the north, and Glamorgan to the west. Historically there is some ambiguity as to whether the county was part of Wales or England, but since 1974 it has been placed definitively in Wales. Monmouthshire is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, covering south-east Wales. ... The Welsh Marches is an area along the border of England and Wales in the island of Great Britain. ... The Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542 were a series of parliamentary measures by which the legal system of Wales was annexed to England and the norms of English administration introduced in order to create a single state and a single legal jurisdiction, which is frequently referred to as England... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Brecknockshire (Welsh: ), also known as Breconshire, or the County of Brecon is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, and a former administrative county. ... Glamorgan or Glamorganshire (Welsh: ) is one of thirteen historic counties and former administrative counties of Wales. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the country. ...


The administrative county of Monmouthshire, and associated Lieutenancy were abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. The area largely became part of the new local government and ceremonial county of Gwent. An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... This is an incomplete list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Monmouthshire. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... Gwent as a preserved county since 2003. ...


Places of Interest


Chepstow Castle from the old Wye Bridge Interior of Chepstow Castle Chepstow Castle, located in Chepstow on top of cliffs overlooking the River Wye, was built by the Norman lord William FitzOsbern from 1067. ... The front of Raglan Castle, showing the main gatehouse. ... Monmouth (Welsh: Trefynwy) is a town in south Wales, county town of the historic county of Monmouthshire. ... Trellech is a village in Monmouthshire, Wales at grid reference SO500054, and the location of an archaeological site. ... Abergavenny Castle is a castle in the town of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire in south east Wales. ... Tintern Abbey in the Wye Valley, viewed from the Devils Pulpit near Tidenham The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an internationally important protected landscape area straddling the border between England and Wales. ... There are several mountain ranges named the Black Mountains. ... Part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, looking from the highest point Pen Y Fan, 886 m (2907 feet), to Corn Du, 873 m (2864 feet) The Brecon Beacons National Park is one of three national parks in Wales. ... White Castle (Welsh: Castell Gwyn) is a medieval castle located in Monmouthshire, Wales. ... Skenfrith Castle (Welsh: Ynysgynwraidd) is a medieval castle located in Monmouthshire, Wales. ... Grosmont Castle Grosmont, Monmouthshire castle is a remarkably well-preserved three phase fortress. ... Rough cross-section of Offas Dyke, showing how it was designed to protect Mercia against attacks/raids from Powys. ... Llanthony Priory is a picturesque dissolved Augustinian priory, located in the Black Mountains area of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. ... Tintern Abbey, 1993 Tintern Abbey, interior, 2004 Tintern Abbey was founded by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow, on May 9, 1131. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... , Abergavenny (Welsh: ), meaning Mouth of the River Gavenny, is a town in the principal area of Sir Fynwy, Cymru / Monmouthshire, Wales. ... The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is isolated from the rest of the United Kingdoms canals. ... Caldicot Castle is an extensive castle in the town of Caldicot, Monmouthshire. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 732 KB)Taken by User:MartinBiely 5th August 2004. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 732 KB)Taken by User:MartinBiely 5th August 2004. ... Tintern Abbey, 1993 Tintern Abbey, interior, 2004 Tintern Abbey was founded by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow, on May 9, 1131. ...


The principal area

Main article: Monmouthshire Council

The current unitary authority was created on April 1, 1996 as a successor to the district of Monmouth along with the 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 mildly controversial, being supported by the MP for Monmouth, Roger Evans, but being opposed by Paul Murphy, MP for Torfaen (inside the historic county of 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. The council's administrative headquarters are at the former Gwent County Hall in Cwmbran — outside of its own jurisdiction in the neighbouring borough of Torfaen. It is the only principal area in Wales administered from outside its boundaries. Monmouthshire County Council (or Monmouthshire Council) (Welsh: ) is the governing body for the principal area and county of Monmouthshire, one of the unitary authorities of Wales. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The district of Monmouth was created in 1974 as a merger of the boroughs of Monmouth, Abergavenny, the urban districts of Usk and Chepstow and the rural districts of Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth. ... Llanelly is the name of both a village and its respective parish in south-east Wales. ... Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. ... In 1974 Wales was divided for local government purposes into districts. ... Gwent as a preserved county since 2003. ... Creation 1536 MP David Davies Party Conservative Type House of Commons County Gwent EP constituency Wales Monmouth is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Roger Evans is a Conservative Party politician and member of the London Assembly for Havering and Redbridge. ... The Right Honourable Paul Peter Murphy (born 25 November 1948) is a British politician for the Labour Party. ... Torfaen is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Cwmbran (Welsh: Cwmbrân) is a new town in Monmouthshire, Wales, established in the 1950s to provide new employment in the south eastern portion of the South Wales coalfield. ... Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ...


In comparison to the pre-1974 areas it covers:

  • the former boroughs of Abergavenny and Monmouth
  • the former urban districts of Chepstow and Usk
  • the former rural districts of Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth
  • the former rural district of Pontypool, except the community of Llanfrechfa Lower
  • the parish of Llanelly from the former Crickhowell Rural District in Brecknockshire
see List of places in Monmouthshire for a list of settlements in the principal area

, Abergavenny (Welsh: ), meaning Mouth of the River Gavenny, is a town in the principal area of Sir Fynwy, Cymru / Monmouthshire, Wales. ... Monmouth (Welsh: Trefynwy) is a town in south Wales, county town of the historic county of Monmouthshire. ... , Chepstow (Welsh: Cas-gwent) is a border town straddling the Wales—England (Monmouthshire—Gloucestershire) border, situated at the confluence of the River Wye and River Severn on the Severns west bank. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Llanelly is the name of both a village and its respective parish in south-east Wales. ... Brecknockshire (Welsh: ), also known as Breconshire, or the County of Brecon is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, and a former administrative county. ... This is a list of places in Monmouthshire, Wales, sorted alphabetically. ...

References

  1. ^ Hansard, House of Commons, March 15, 1994, Column 782

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GENUKI: Monmouthshire, Wales - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868 (2174 words)
Monmouthshire, together with the rest of the country W. of the Severn, continued free from the Anglo-Saxon dominion long after the rest of the island had submitted, and Caerleon became one of the most flourishing cities of the Britons.
The principal rivers of Monmouthshire are the Wye, the Usk, the Rumney, the Ebbwy, the Sirhowy, the Afon-Llwyd, and the Monnow.
The Monmouthshire hounds are kennelled at Llanfoist, and the Llangibby hounds, belonging to the Duke of Beaufort, meet at Wentwood Forest.
Monmouthshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (564 words)
The traditional county of Monmouthshire includes Newport, and borders Gloucestershire to the east, Herefordshire to the northeast, Brecknockshire to the north, and Glamorgan to the west.
The current preserved county of Gwent is similar in extent to the the traditional county of Monmouthshire.
Being a part of the diocese of Llandaff, Monmouthshire was included in the area in which the Church of England was disestablished in 1920 to become the Church in Wales.
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