Monnington on Wye

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Monnington on Wye
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Monnington on Wye
Grid reference: SO356443
Location: 52°5’35"N, 2°56’24"W
Local Government

Monnington on Wye is a village in western Herefordshire, located between Hereford and Hay-on-Wye.

The place-name 'Monnington' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Manitune. The name is tge Old English Manninga tun, which means 'Manna's town or settlement', or 'the town or settlement of Manna's people'.[1]

Parish church

The church of St Mary's is a grade I listed building.[2]


Monnington Court includes a moot hall, completed before 1230.[3]

Monnington is regarded as a possible location of Owain Glyndŵr's retirement, death and burial,[4] after he disappeared in 1412.

Outside links


  1. Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 330 ISBN 0198691033 @.
  2. National Heritage List England no. 1349851: Church of St Mary, Monnington on Wye (Historic England)
  3. Monnington Court visitor information leaflet
  4. Davies, John A History of Wales p. 197