Shire Hall Monmouth

Organisation: Independent/charity, Museum

Collections held: Courts

Dates: 1700-1799

No collections per se but he building itself is very significant.

Saint John's Street, Monmouth NP25 3EA, United Kingdom


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Historic Buildings?

The Shire Hall in Agincourt Square, Monmouth, Wales, is a prominent Grade I listed building in the town centre. Built in 1724, the Shire Hall was formerly the centre for the Assize Courts and Quarter Sessions for Monmouthshire. In 1839/40, the court was the location of the trial of the Chartist leader John Frost and others for high treason for their part in the Newport Rising. The Shire Hall is owned by Monmouthshire County Council and has audiovisual guides for visitors to Courtroom 1. It is currently used as a Tourist Information Centre and as the offices for Monmouth Town Council, and is open to the public in part.

Who can access the collection?

External (public)

How big is the collection?