Cottage Hospital, Monmouth

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Cottage Hospital
Former Monmouth Cottage Hospital Hereford Road.JPG
Cottage Hospital
Cottage Hospital, Monmouth is located in Monmouthshire
Cottage Hospital, Monmouth
Shown in Monmouthshire
LocationMonmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°49′03″N 2°42′48″W / 51.817431°N 2.713410°W / 51.817431; -2.713410Coordinates: 51°49′03″N 2°42′48″W / 51.817431°N 2.713410°W / 51.817431; -2.713410
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeCommunity
ListsHospitals in Wales

The Cottage Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Bwthyn, Trefynwy) was a community hospital on the Hereford Road in Monmouth, Wales.


The New Cottage Hospital as photographed from the Cemetery in 1909

The Cottage Hospital was commissioned to replaced the aging Monmouth Hospital and Dispensary in St James Square.[1] The proposed site, which had been previously occupied by the Monmouth County Gaol, was bought from the Duke of Beaufort for £250.[2] The foundation stone was laid by Lord Llangattock, President of the Hospital Board, on 27 September 1902.[3]

The hospital was designed by Richard Creed, built by Collins and Geoffrey and furnished by George Edwards of Monmouth.[4] The construction cost was around £7,500 of which £2,000 was donated by Lord Llangattock.[2] The designer had to agree with the local vicar that the building would not obstruct the latter's view from the vicarage. According to Keith Kissack the new hospital was "one of the most successful building projects of the period in Monmouth".[2]

The ceremony to open the hospital was held on 6 November 1903 and started with a procession at 3pm from the earlier Dispensary in St James Square, led by the Monmouth Fire and Rescue Station and by Hamilton Traherne Baillie, Mayor of Monmouth. A crowd of around a 1,000 gathered at the site for the opening.[3]

After services transferred to the Monnow Vale Integrated Health and Social Care Facility, the Cottage Hospital closed in 2006.[5]


  1. ^ Old Dispensary, Listed Buildings, accessed January 2010
  2. ^ a b c Keith Kissack, Victorian Monmouth, The Monmouth Historical and Educational trust, ISBN 0-9503386-2-1, page 61
  3. ^ a b Alan Sutton Publishing, Monmouth and the River Wye in Old Photographs, Alan Sutton Publishing, 1989, ISBN 0-86299-481-0, page 16
  4. ^ Keith Kissack, Monmouth and its Buildings, Logaston Press, 2003, ISBN 1-904396-01-1, page 65
  5. ^ "Monnow Vale Health and Social Care Facility". National Archives. Retrieved 20 February 2019.