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  GENUKI: Monmouthshire, Wales - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
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.
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big/wal/MON/Gaz1868.html   (2174 words)

  Monmouthshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monmouthshire   (564 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire is in the Oxford circuit, and assizes are held at Monmouth.
History.The district which is now Monmouthshire formed the Welsh kingdom of Gwent at the time of the Heptarchy, and, owing to the extraordinary courage of the Gwentians in resisting the repeated inroads of the Saxons, no permanent English settlement was effected in the district until close upon the middle of the 11th century.
Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a traditional county and principal area in south-east Wales.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Monmouthshire   (3140 words)

 Monmouthshire: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Cwmbran (welsh: cwmbrân) is a new town in monmouthshire, wales, established in the 1950s to provide new employment in the south eastern portion...
Usk (welsh: brynbuga) is a small town in monmouthshire, situated 10 miles northeast of newport....
Ebbw vale (welsh: glyn ebwy) is at the head of the valley formed by the ebbw fawr river in the traditional county of monmouthshire in south wales...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mo/monmouthshire.htm   (1365 words)

 OAKDALE VILLAGE - Monmouthshire History
There was no differentiation between Monmouthshire and the other counties and it's illogical to believe that the draftees of the Act of Union would have purposely created four Welsh counties and one English one in the creation of the new unified country of Wales.
The distinction implied in the description " Wales and Monmouthshire " was nurtured, and was gradually accepted on the English side of the border, with a degree of official sanction being given to the notion.
The county retained the name of Monmouthshire until the reorganisation of local government in April 1974 when the new county of Gwent was created along roughly the same boundaries as the "old" county of Monmouthshire.
www.oakdalevillage.net /history3.html   (1971 words)

 BBC - History - The Status of Monmouthshire 1543   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
As Monmouthshire was not included in the system, the notion arose that it had ceased to be part of Wales.
Even in the 20th century, it was usual to refer to the thirteen counties as Wales and Monmouthshire.
The Welsh status of Monmouthshire passed beyond doubt in 1974 when it was recreated as the county of Gwent.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/timelines/wales/status.shtml   (255 words)

 Monmouthshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Monmouthshire County Council were left in no doubt about the strength of feeling amongst local farmers regarding the future of the county's livestock market...
The county also once included the exclave of Welsh Bicknor, locally situated a short distance east of Monmouthshire's east border, sandwiched between the borders of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, but this was transferred to Herefordshire in the 1840s.
Monmouthshire's Welsh status was unclear until 1974 when the area (as Gwent) was specifically incorporated into Wales as part of a local government reform.
www.wikiverse.org /monmouthshire   (381 words)

 Category:Traditional county of Monmouthshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The considerably smaller modern principal area of Monmouthshire, which lies inside the traditional county, has its own category.
There is no need to include localities within it or the county boroughs of Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen, or the city of Newport directly in this category, since they are automatically included via their own subcategories.
However, the county borough of Caerphilly includes areas from the traditional counties of both Monmouthshire and Glamorgan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Traditional_county_of_Monmouthshire   (176 words)

 Monmouthshire - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Monmouthshire
A former county, between 1974 and 1996 it became (except for a small area on the border with Mid Glamorgan) the county of Gwent.
The coast of Monmouthshire is exposed to high spring tides which rush up the Severn in a ‘bore’ from the Bristol Channel, rising at Chepstow sometimes to 18 m/60 ft. The southern part, east and west of the Usk, comprises the Caldicot and Wentloog levels, which are protected from the sea by sea walls.
Between Abergavenny and Usk is the wooded hill-fort of Coed-y-Bonedd, one of several Monmouthshire camps.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Monmouthshire   (417 words)

 Pask and Paske Families in Monmouthshire, Wales
Monmouthshire is the location of the third main area for PASK and PASKE families.
The earliest progenitor in Monmouthshire is Isaac PASK born c1700.
A searchable database of births, marriages, and deaths in civil registration is held and maintained at the Guild of One-Name Studies archive.
www.pask.org.uk /Monmouthshire.htm   (421 words)

 Monmouth,Brecon, Brecknock & Abergavenny Cannal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Monmouthshire promoters were very keen to ensure that the Brecknockshire and Abergavenny Canal would not bypass their own route so they donated £3,000 towards the building of a connecting junction.
Meanwhile, the early success of the Monmouthshire Canal was turning the small town of Newport, at the southern terminus of the route, into one of Britain's busiest coal ports.
Over all, the Monmouthshire Canal was always a relatively expensive route to use.After dropping its tolls the Monmouthshire Canal's profits steadily grew and over the next few decades it was a fairly successful route reaching its peak by the early 1840's.
www.canals.btinternet.co.uk /canals/brecknockabergavennyroot.htm   (5092 words)

 About Monmouthshire - Elstons Country Land and Estate Agents
Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is both peaceful and full of life.
Set in the readily accessable South-East of Wales, it is served by the M4 and M48 to Bristol, London and Cardiff and to the north by the M50 to Birminham and Manchester, via the A449.
Many of the building materials used in properties throughout Monmouthshire can be found locally and an extract from the book "Buildings of Wales: Monmouthshire and Gwent" provides an interesting insight to those interested.
www.elstons.co.uk /monmouthshire.html   (288 words)

 Bryological tour through Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire is the southeastern-most Vice-county in Wales and acts as something of a bridge between that country and England.
Monmouthshire’s oldest rocks - Silurian limestones and shales - form the Usk Inlier at the centre of the county’s main syncline.
The ridge walk gives stunning views of northern Monmouthshire and the southern Marches, but the descent at the north end is very steep so turning back once the summit is reached is advisable.
rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk /bbs/Bryodiversity/vc35/vc35site.htm   (11012 words)

 GwentFHS Monmouthshire
THE HISTORIC COUNTY OF Gwent Record Office is the archives office for the historic county of Monmouthshire, although the Church in Wales have deposited some of its original records with the National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth.
Conversely, parishes in Monmouthshire which were part of Registration Districts of other counties have naturally been included: Rumney and St Mellons (both in Cardiff Registration District), and Grosmont and Llangua (both in Dore Registration District, in Herefordshire).
Geographically, the eastern half of Monmouthshire is comparatively flatter and mainly agricultural (and more anglicised in its nature); historically, it was where most of the population originally lived and so it consisted of a large number of small parishes.
www.rootsweb.com /~wlsgfhs/County.htm   (747 words)

 Monmouthshire in UK Directory: Personal: Wales
Discover family history for the Welsh county of Monmouthshire or Sir Fynwy.
Scroll through a mine of information on records and indexes in Monmouthshire including memorial transcriptions and parish registers.
Monmouthshire group provides branch location info, research services, books and microfiche for sale, event updates, and membership details.
www.ukdirectory.co.uk /Personal/Category10119151.html   (298 words)

 HALE Family History - MONMOUTHSHIRE - booklist
ISBN 0 9520009 4 6 There are 10 volumes in all, which are very detailed and form a picture of Monmouthshire from the 16th century to the 20th century.
Vol I 'Landowners in Monmouthshire in 1875 from the Usk Gleaner'.
Pub in Bristol in 1985 by Regional Publications Ltd ISBN 0 906570 18 2 A catalogue of pre-Victorian maps of the county from Saxton in 1577.
www.halefamily.net /monbooks.html   (3237 words)

Monmouthshire, county, 328 sq mi (851 sq km), SE Wales.
In 1974 most of the old county of Monmouthshire was reorganized as the nonmetropolitan county of
In 1996, when Wales was again reorganized on the local level, the county of Monmouthshire was reestablished from E Gwent.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0833742.html   (149 words)

 Cyndi's List - Wales / Cymru - Monmouthshire
For anyone with a genealogical interest in the community of Caerwent, Monmouthshire, Wales, on the border between England and Wales.
Monmouthshire's Welsh status was ambiguous until the 1960s.
Breconshire 1841-1871, Carmarthenshire 1841-1851, Glamorganshire 1841-1861, Monmouthshire 1861-1871.
www.cyndislist.com /wal-mon.htm   (1662 words)

 Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This waterway is part of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
The Monmouthshire Canal by Acts of 1792, 1797 and 1862.
The Brecon & Abergavenny Section of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal by John Norris, Edition: Third ISBN 0 9517991 2 6 :72 pages, Published by Published by the author 1998 Written 1991 A cruising guide to the canal.
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /jim.shead/Monmouthshire--Brecon-Canal.html   (655 words)

 Gould Genealogy - Product's Catalogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This CD-ROM set of the Monmouthshire 1841 Census comes on 7 CDs, and is very high quality digitised images of the original census enumerators' books taken from microfilm (not microfiche)...
The Monmouthshire 1841 Census, now also comes as smaller sets covering just one or two piece numbers on each CD, so why buy the full county set, if you don't...
The Monmouthshire 1841 Census, now also comes as smaller sets covering just one or two piece numbers on each CD, so why buy the full county set, if you...
www.gould.com.au /default.asp?pageid=ProductCatalog&template=PRODUCTCATALOG&catid=5656&oid=381501EA-FF4A-4D3C-9734-FDF5AF18CD4A   (331 words)

 Monmouthshire on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Slaughterman accused of safety breach; COURT: Monmouthshire County Council charged with failing to k...
In 1974 most of the old county of Monmouthshire was reorganized as the nonmetropolitan county of Gwent ; small areas in W Monmouthshire became part of the nonmetropolitan counties of Mid Glamorgan and South Glamorgan.
Row over summer jobs given to children of senior council officers; Former Monmouthshire employee plans to withhold part of her tax in protest.(News)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/Monmthshr.asp   (216 words)

 Monmouthshire Building Society Mortgage from Finance Directory
Monmouthshire Building Society offers various types of mortgage, most of which are available for both house purchase and remortgage (the name given to the switching of your mortgage lender without moving house).
Please note that unless you are an established customer Monmouthshire Building Society will normally only consider a mortgage application on a property situated within the area covered by their branch and agency network.
Monmouthshire Building Society can be extremely flexible and will be pleased to discuss your specific requirements.
www.finance-central.co.uk /mortgages-central/mortgage-lenders/Monmouthshire-Building-Society-Mortgage-Providers.shtml   (773 words)

 Monmouthshire County Council - Trading Standards and Consumer Protection information for the UK
The Trading Standards service enforces this legislation and has the responsibility of safeguarding the health and welfare of livestock in Monmouthshire whilst on farm, in transit and at markets.
Monmouthshire County Council considers that all animals have the right to enjoy five basic freedoms;
In its response to disease it will either follow it’s own contingency plans or those devised and maintained by DEFRA and the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Department of the Welsh Assembly Government, according to circumstances.
www.tradingstandards.gov.uk /monmouthshire/link5.htm   (771 words)

 Brecon and Monmouth Canal in the Brecon Beacons National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
There is an excellent view of this aqueduct from the road bridge at this point on the aforementioned minor road.
The Monmouthshire and Brecon canal is a favourite location for the Kingfisher to breed.
section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal as it follows the contours of the Usk Valley within the Brecon Beacons national Park.
www.brecon-beacons.com /brecon-monmouth-canal.htm   (877 words)

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