Shire Hall

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Shire Hall
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Shire Hall, Monmouth
General information
Architectural styleBaroque
LocationAgincourt Square
Town or cityMonmouth
CountryWales
Coordinates51°48′43″N 2°42′55″W / 51.811973°N 2.715404°W / 51.811973; -2.715404Coordinates: 51°48′43″N 2°42′55″W / 51.811973°N 2.715404°W / 51.811973; -2.715404
Completed1724 (1724)
Cost£1,700
Design and construction
ArchitectPhilip Fisher

The Shire Hall in Agincourt Square, Monmouth, Wales, is a well-known Grade I listed building in the middle of Monmouth.[1] It was built in 1724, and was previously the place for the Assize Courts and Quarter Sessions for Monmouthshire.[2] In about 1839/40, the court was the place of the trial of the Chartist leader John Frost and other people for high treason for their part in the Newport Rising.[3][4] The building was also then used as a market place.[2] Owned by the Monmouthshire County Council, 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.[5][6][2]

Currently, it has been used as a place for a Doctor Who Christmas special and in The Interactives graphic novel.[7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Shire Hall, Monmouth". Listed Buildings Online - British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Guide to the Monmouth Heritage Blue Plaque Trail. Monmouth Civic Society. n.d. p. 8.
  3. "Vincent, Henry" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  4. Harrison, David (n.d.). Monmouth and the Chartists. pp. 16–28.
  5. Monmouth Town Guide (PDF). Monnow Voice Ltd. December 2011. p. 23. Retrieved 2012-04-12.[permanent dead link]
  6. "Attraction at Monmouth Shire Hall, Monmouth". Wales Tourist Information. Your Tourism Community. June 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
  7. "Shire Hall". The Locations Guide to Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
  8. "Welcome to The Interactives". Retrieved 2012-04-12.