Cross Ash

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Cross Ash
Old Post Office, Cross Ash - - 1309419.jpg
Old Post Office in Cross Ash
Cross Ash is located in Monmouthshire
Cross Ash
Cross Ash
Location within Monmouthshire
OS grid referenceSO407197
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNP7
Dialling code01873
FireSouth Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
51°52′23″N 2°51′48″W / 51.872994°N 2.863312°W / 51.872994; -2.863312Coordinates: 51°52′23″N 2°51′48″W / 51.872994°N 2.863312°W / 51.872994; -2.863312

Cross Ash is a village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales. It is located on the B4521 road between Abergavenny and Skenfrith, some six miles north east of Abergavenny.


Cross Ash is situated in a rural part of north-east Monmouthshire. The village is located on the southern foothills of Graig Syfyrddin, where several country lanes converge on the B4521 road. It is virtually equidistant between the "three castles of Gwent",[1] White Castle, Skenfrith Castle and Grosmont Castle.

History and amenities[edit]

Cross Ash has a primary school which serves an expansive rural area.[2] Next door to the school is a village hall which serves as the venue for the annual Cross Ash Show and Fun Day.[3] There was formerly a post office and petrol station in the village however both are now closed.

In 2004 the local council added a Welsh translation of the village's name, Croes Onnen, to the road signs for Cross Ash without consultation. This was despite the fact that the village had never been known by the name 'Croes Onnen' and the name had never been in use by either Welsh or English speakers.[4] Local residents successfully campaigned to have the erroneous Welsh translation removed from the local road signs in 2011.[5]

Notable People[edit]

Hallam Amos (professional rugby player) resides in the area.

Nicholas Maddern (voice talent) attended Cross Ash Primary School.


  1. ^ David Walker, Medieval Wales, Cambridge University Press, 1990, p.144
  2. ^ "Cross Ash School". Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Cross Ash Show and Fun Day".
  4. ^ Brendan Hughes (1 June 2011). "Villages' Welsh names painted out by council". Western Mail. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Rockfield and Cross Ash signs have Welsh names removed". 1 June 2011. BBC News. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011.

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