Pwllmeyric is also in close proximity to historical buildings such as chepstow castle, the. The story of the army apprentices college chepstow 19231983. Chepstow railway station is a part of the british railway system owned by network rail and is operated by transport for wales. The building became a girls high school in 1907, and was then used as a red cross hospital in world war i. Can still see the smoke in photograph of the old council refuge tip just off centre lh side top of pic which was at the end of the chepstow golf club the rubbish in those days being tipped virtually onto the edge of the woods above the banks of the river wye. Please feel free to book an appointment to come along and view. The building now houses the town council and the citizens advice bureau and is available for meetings and functions.
To the west of chepstow, nestling between the a48 chepstow to newport road and the b4235 chepstow to usk road, lies the little hamlet of mounton. The society was formed in 1948 to explore and promote the towns history. Mid c19 house, known to have been occupied by 1840. The mount chepstow management company limited free company information from companies house including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual return, officers, charges, business activity. Cook, brenda m the lonely lady of the mount gwent local history vol 81 1996 welsh journals online. A considerable portion of the massive town wall port wall remains intact as does the town gate which provides access from the west. The original mounton house school 1960 to 1986 home. The society currently meets each month except august and december at the drill hall, lower church street, chepstow at 7. It has published many books and pamphlets and organised the placement of plaques at places of interest in chepstow. We are a local society, formed in 1948 to explore and promote the remarkable history of the town and to keep an eye on new developments.
The castle has four baileys, added in turn through its history. It occupies gwy house, a fine townhouse built in 1796 originally for warren jane, a wealthy apothecary and merchant. There had been a house on the site by 1786 called the mount, mount house or mount pleasant house. The mount dates from the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century, standing on the outskirts of chepstow, an ancient and historically important walled town on.
Gwent local history vol 64 1988 welsh journals online. On 6 december 1950, the ruins of chepstow castle were included in the list of grade i building. Chepstow station is on the gloucester to newport line. Jul, 2016 at chepstow, the wye has 40foot tidessecond highest in the world. The mount is a 200yearold merchant house with landscaped grounds overlooking chepstow and the wye valley. Chepstow racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing course located just north of the town of chepstow in monmouthshire, wales, near the southern end of. Born in chepstow in 1907, harry ivor waters lived at 41 hardwick avenue. Mary street, chepstow, monmouthshire np16 5ew from the town arch walk down the high street, down the hill, cross over towards the coffee shop and continue down the pedestrianied st. Even today, passing through chepstow is what most people do. Book signings take place at the chepstow bookshop where you can buy the book, meet the author and have your book signed. It is the most peaceful place, so quiet and pretty, with the wood pigeons, crows and rooks cawing in the tall trees, and the sound of mounton brook rippling below. Events in chepstow come and meet your favourite author at one of our events here in monmouthshire, just a short drive from bristol, newport, monmouth and the forest of dean. The historic walled border town and ancient port of chepstow, a mere 2 hour drive from london, commands the entrance to the lower wye valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Chepstow is a historic walled border town and ancient port, situated at the southern end of the wye valley, two hours from london. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of llandaff. Jan 11, 2016 the history of chepstow racecourse posted on january 11, 2016 january 11, 2016 by backtofront chepstow racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing course located just north of the town of chepstow in monmouthshire, wales, near the southern end of the wye valley and close to the border with england. The chepstow society has published many books and pamphlets, and was instrumental in placing the pavement and wall plaques around the town. We left chepstow knowing we had made the right decision in adding the site to our 1994 agenda. A norman castle founded in 1067 stands at the waters edge. This story was submitted to the peoples war site by volunteer from the chepstow society on behalf of pamela johnson and has been added to the site with her. The history of chepstow, south wales information britain. Its design appears to have been based on the poor law commissioners model 200pauper plan. The river is navigable for large vessels as far as the bridge, but from the narrowness and depth of the channel the tide forms a dangerous bore, frequently rising to the height of 50 ft. I went to school there from 1959 to 1966 any help would be appreciated bob matthews.
See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. Casgwent is a town and community in monmouthshire, wales, adjoining. Its full extent is best appreciated from the opposite bank of the river wye. The church is a grade i listed building as of 6 december 1950.
This is a very beautiful castle, inside and out, its well worth a visit and explore, the grounds surrounding the castle are lovely too with a large duck. Chepstow casgwent is an ancient market town and former port situated on the river wye afon gwy in south wales a short distance upstream from where the wye and severn rivers merge. Books go search todays deals best sellers customer service find a gift. Chepstow was granted a town charter in 1524 by its marcher lord, charles somerset, 1st earl of worcester. See all 3 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. There were several sites we could have chosen to revisit on this vacation. This church is well worth a visit if in chepstow town steeped in history with lots of information about our past through out the church this is a must see building, some great architecture as most churches have, and well worth a visit. Chepstow is preparing for its 950th anniversary with reenactments, lectures and pageants. Chepstow s great hall, begun at the same time, is the oldest surviving stone fortification in britain. This 4 bed freehold detached house is located at 6 mount way, chepstow np16 5nf and has an estimated current value of.
Large paperback published by the cadw the welsh assembly governments historic environment service. This story was submitted to the peoples war site by volunteer from the chepstow society on behalf of pamela johnson and. Its first councillor, barney oneill, became leader of the council in 1974. Police reopen chepstow exschool cruelty probe after argus. His family have roots in chepstow going back to the late 1600s, at least. Whilst there is evidence of iron age and roman settlements nearby, the. Chepstow castle is situated on a narrow ridge between the limestone river cliff and a valley, known locally as the dell, on its landward side. Parts of the building, including its ornate west doorway, date from the late 11th century and are contemporary with the nearby norman castle. Chepstows great hall, begun at the same time, is the oldest surviving stone fortification in britain.
Posted on january 11, 2016 january 11, 2016 by backtofront. Ii,6, mount pleasant,chepstow,chepstow, continuous terrace on the hillside well above and facing out over river wye, set above and back from the main road. Ivor waters for us, working here at stella books, a familiar name among the thousands of books lining the shelves. From 1086 until the close of the customs house in 1882, chepstow was an active port, its wine trade and shipbuilding bringing prosperity to the town. Mounton, monmouthshire genealogy heraldry and history. Casgwent is a town and community in monmouthshire, wales, adjoining the border with gloucestershire, england.
Mounton, a parish in monmouthshire, on mounton brook, 2 miles wsw of chepstow. To stand in chepstows great hall, a symbol of the norman victory over the saxons and the conquest of england a turning point in world history is a special kind of thrill. It sits on a sheer escarpment of carboniferous limestone on the banks of the river wye. Chepstow was an electoral ward to gwent county council between 1973 and 1996. Whilst there is evidence of iron age and roman settlements nearby, the normans were the real founders of the town. Apr 01, 2017 chepstow is preparing for its 950th anniversary with reenactments, lectures and pageants. Chepstow is probably my favourite castle and i will write about it in substantially more detail at a later date. Today, the massive great hall of chepstow castle built by roger bigod in the 1270s stands defiantly open to the sky. The river is navigable for large vessels as far as the bridge, but from the narrowness and depth of the channel the tide forms a dangerous bore, frequently rising. Mary is located in chepstow, monmouthshire, south east wales. The mount, chepstow, monmouthshire british listed buildings. Dec 18, 2016 chepstow is the second of the marcher castles on this list, it is also the second with real involvement from william marshal. Lord william fitzosbern was the norman who gave the instruction to construct the castle.
On fireplace, inscription, the panelling and book cases in this suite of. There is evidence to suggest human habitation goes back to pre history in the chepsstow area. Active and enthusiastic bookshop in the market town of chepstow. At chepstow, the wye has 40foot tidessecond highest in the world. There is evidence to suggest human habitation goes back to prehistory in the chepsstow area. Mount way, np16 has 64 houses and flats on it with a current average value of. It is located on the tidal river wye, about 2 miles 3. The mount, chepstow, monmouthshire history in structure. The town gate was entrusted to the custody of chepstow urban district council in 1899 as a bequest from the late duke of beaufort and the gatehouse was presented to the town in 1919. The board of guardians met at the workhouse each saturday at 11am. Chepstow museum is located close to the town centre, opposite chepstow castle in bridge street, near the river wye.
Chepstow union workhouse was erected in 1838 at the north side of mounton road to the southwest of chepstow. Chepstow is the second of the marcher castles on this list, it is also the second with real involvement from william marshal. We have a selection of books of historical or genealogical interest, to assist members with their research or to provide information on the social or historic background. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the dates you selected. A pub which origins date back to around 1800, the pleasant interior is lshaped and tastefully decorated in a modern style to create a relaxing environment aimed at all ages. Henry hodges, secretary, 3 mount pleasant, chepstow, np16 5ps.
Natural history books chepstow the chepstow bookshop. Francis frith the uks leading publisher of local photographs since 1860. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. The mount is a grade ii listed building in chepstow, monmouthshire, wales. Does anyone have any information on the mount school, welsh street, chepstow i was there yesterday 291006 and it is very run down. It is 330 yards 300 m from the town centre, at station road. Archaeological investigations at nearby thornwell revealed signs of continuous human occupation from the mesolithic period of around 5000 bc until the end of the roman period, just after 400 ad.
Chepstow photos, maps, books, memories francis frith. The average house price in mount way, chepstow np16 is. History of chepstow in monmouthshire map and description. Not so obvious is the secluded courtyard garden at the rear that. The mount chepstow management company limited filing.
Photos, maps, personal memories and local books of chepstow. Chepstow and the river wye britain in old photographs. Date to be confirmed postponed the drill hall, chepstow. A secondhand, preloved and vintage shop with lots of books.
Lady of the mount gwent local history vol 81 1996 welsh journals online. Ii,5,mount pleasant,chepstow,chepstow, continuous terrace on the hillside well above and facing out over river wye, set above and back from the main road. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Gates in grounds of the mount is a grade ii listed building in chepstow, monmouthshire, wales. Property details for 6 mount way chepstow np16 5nf zoopla. Perhaps it was only natural that he had a deep interest in all things pertaining to the history of chepstow and produced many. An article by brenda m cook details the family history, and notorious. Reputedly originally the site of a watch mound related to the nearby roman road to caerleon. Medieval history surrounds pwllmeyric with old folklore stating that. Gates in grounds of the mount, chepstow, monmouthshire.473 982 421 1600 1508 35 359 997 1229 617 286 1137 182 65 241 654 463 1571 572 1380 988 1059 1497 10 1380 756 718 574 241 536 473 418 1242 4 682 1598 27 614 193 1468 700 963 1276 308 692 710 1311 840 655 1081