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The Monnow, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Monnow, The, a river of Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. It rises in Herefordshire among the Black Mountains, adjacent to the boundary with Brecknockshire, 2 miles W of Creswell Chapel, runs about 10 miles south-south-eastward, chiefly along a narrow valley, overhung by the Black Mountain range, to the boundary with Monmouthshire, in the neighbourhood of Pandy railway station; runs thence 4½ miles north-eastward along the boundary between Herefordshire and Monmouthshire to a point three-quarters of a mile SSE of Pontrilas railway station; receives there, on the left bank, a large tributary-the Dore; proceeds thence about 9 miles south-eastward, along the boundary between Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, past Kentchurch, Grosmont, Garway, Skenfrith, and Llanrothal, to a point 1 mile NE of Rockfield, and goes thence about 4 miles south-eastward, within Monmouthshire, to the Wye at Monmouth.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.