Wonastow

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Wonastow
Llanwarw
Village
Church of St Wonnow
Coordinates: 51°47′41″N 2°44′56″W / 51.79472°N 2.74889°W / 51.79472; -2.74889Coordinates: 51°47′41″N 2°44′56″W / 51.79472°N 2.74889°W / 51.79472; -2.74889
CountryWales
CountyMonmouthshire
Wonastow Mill including the wheel

Wonastow (Welsh: Llanwarw) is a village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) south west of Monmouth.

History and amenities[edit]

Wonastow has a twelfth-century church dedicated to St. Wonnow or Saint Winwaloe, believed to have been built on a seventh-century religious site.

Monmouth's Wonastow Road industrial estate adjoins the road between Wonastow and Monmouth. In the 16th century the Harberte family held Wonastow Court, amongst them several High Sheriffs of Monmouthshire. In the 17th century the prominent Milbourne family had their seat here, amongst them men such as Henry Milbourne who was one of the most important magistrates of northern Monmouthshire of his time and his nephew, William Milborne (1633-1660), an MP.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kissack, K. E. (October 1975). Monmouth: the making of a county town. Phillimore. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-85033-209-4. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  2. ^ "MILBORNE, William (c.1633-60), of Wonastow, Mon. and the Middle Temple". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning. Boydell and Brewe. 1983. Retrieved 13 March 2012.

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