Monmouthshire

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Coonty o Monmouthshire
Sir Fynwy
Wales Monmouthshire locator map.svg
Geography
Aurie
- Total
- % Watter
Ranked 7t
850 km2
? %
Admin HQ Usk
ISO 3166-2 GB-MON
ONS code 00PP
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2010 est.)
- Density
 
Ranked 18th
88,100
Ranked 15th
104 / km2
Ethnicity 97.5% White
Welsh language
- Ony skills
Ranked 22nt
12.9%
MP
AM

Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a coonty in sooth east Wales. The name derives frae the historic coonty o Monmouthshire which covered a hintle lairger aurie. The lairgest toun is Abergavenny. There are mony castles in Monmouthshire (see Places o Interest).

Historic coonty[eedit | eedit soorce]

The historic coonty o Monmouthshire wis formit frae the Welsh Mairches bi the Laws in Wales Act 1535. It bordered Gloucestershire tae the east, Herefordshire tae the northeast, Brecknockshire tae the north, an Glamorgan tae the wast. These Acts o Union naewhaur state that the aurie is remuivit frae Wales an addit tae Ingland, but atween the 16t an 20t centuries some considered that there wis ambiguity as tae whether the coonty wis pairt o Wales or Ingland. Syne 1974 the aurie haes been placit definitively in Wales. The eastren an soothren bundaries o the historic coonty an the current principal aurie are the same, alang the River Wye an Severn estuary; housomeivver, the wastren twa-fifts o the historic coonty are nou admeenistered bi the ither unitary authorities o Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Caerphilly an Newport. The admeenistrative coonty o Monmouthshire, an associatit lieutenancy wur abolished in 1974 unner the Local Govrenment Act 1972. The aurie lairgely became pairt o the new local govrenment an ceremonial coonty o Gwent.

Principal aurie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main article: Monmouthshire Council

The current unitary authority wis creatit on 1 Aprile 1996 as a successor tae the destrict o Monmouth alang wi the Llanelly community frae Blaenau Gwent, baith o which wur destricts o Gwent. The uise o the name "Monmouthshire" rather than "Monmouth" for the aurie wis mildly controversial, being supportit bi the MP for Monmouth, Roger Evans, but being opposed bi Paul Murphy, MP for Torfaen (inside the historic coonty o Monmouthshire but being reconstitutit as a separate unitary authority). [1] By aurie it covers some 60% o the historic coonty, but anerlie 20% o the population. The cooncil's admeenistrative heidquarters are at the umwhile Gwent Coonty Haw at Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran — ootside o its awn jurisdiction in the neighbourin borough o Torfaen. It is the anerlie principal aurie in Wales admeenistered frae ootside its bundaries; housomeivver there are plans tae muive the cooncil heidquarters tae offices at Coleg Gwent, Usk.[2] Plannin permission for a new office biggin at Usk, tae provide the authority's central facilities, wis grantit in September 2011.[3] Some cooncil functions muivit in 2011 tae offices at Magor.[4]

In comparison tae the pre-1974 auries it covers:

Places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

Raglan Castle
See Leet o places in Monmouthshire for a leet o settlements in the principal aurie.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 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. 
  2. "Monmouthshire County Council press release, "This council is coming home", 12 January 2010". Monmouthshire.gov.uk. 2010-01-12. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  3. Free Press, Plans for new Monmouthshire council HQ in Usk are approved, 29 September 2011
  4. Monmouthshire Council, Monmouthshire’s student finance team to move to Magor, 26 September 2011
  5. "Chepstow Castle from the 1816 Bridge:: OS grid ST5394 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  6. "Raglan Castle:: OS grid SO4108 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  7. "Monnow Bridge, Monmouth:: OS grid SO5012 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  8. "Harold's Stones, Trellech:: OS grid SO4905 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  9. "Abergavenny Castle:: OS grid SO2913 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  10. "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. 
  11. "The Sugar Loaf, near Abergavenny:: OS grid SO2718 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  12. "Looking NNE from the Sugar Loaf:: OS grid SO2620 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  13. "White Castle:: OS grid SO3716 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  14. "Skenfrith Castle:: OS grid SO4520 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  15. "Grosmont Castle:: OS grid SO4024 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  16. "The Three Castles Walk:: OS grid SO4421 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  17. "Devil's Pulpit:: OS grid ST5499 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  18. "Llanthony Priory:: OS grid SO2827 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  19. "Tintern Abbey:: OS grid SO5300 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. 2005-03-30. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  20. "View from Usk Castle:: OS grid SO3700 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  21. "Clytha Castle:: OS grid SO3608 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  22. "Market Hall clock tower, Abergavenny:: OS grid SO2914 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  23. "Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Govilon:: OS grid SO2713 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  24. "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. 
  25. "The Monnow Valley:: OS grid SO4323 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  26. "Caldicot Castle:: OS grid ST4888 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  27. "The Round House, The Kymin, Monmouth:: OS grid SO5212 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 51°47′06″N 2°52′21″W / 51.78500°N 2.87250°W / 51.78500; -2.87250