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Walking Route:Health Walk - Vauxhall Fields Walk

Route Overview

Please see PDF below for route map.

1.75 mile walk through part of the town and around Vauxhall Fields.

This is an easy walk with no stiles and one footbridge. Points of interest include the site of a water-powered forge built on the River Monnow at Osbaston in the 12th Century. In 1899, Monmouth Corporation built one of the first, publicly-owned electricity generating stations here. The current power station is owned by the Old Manor Electric Company; it uses two ‘Archimedes Screws’ to generate about 670 megawatts of electricity per year, enough to power 150 homes.

A mill first operated on the site of The Mill House (now a private house) in 1448. Corn was milled here from then until the early 20th century, when it became an engineering workshop.

Route Information

Time/Effort 1 out of 5
Navigation 1 out of 5
Technicality 1 out of 5
Toilets In Monmouth Leisure Centre.
Refreshments In Monmouth town centre.

Route Details

In medieval times, a burgage was a property rented out by the King or a Lord. A burgage usually consisted of a house with a long, thin garden behind. The original buildings and plots of the Monmouth burgages have been subsumed into other properties over time so that now, only the name remains.

Route Essentials

Walk Route: Monmouth - Vauxhall Fields

Duration: 1.75

Miles: 2

Vauxhall Fields (photo - Chris Brown)

Vauxhall Fields (photo - Chris Brown)

Vauxhall Fields Walk
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