Shire Hall Newport Newsletter

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Step back in time

1902 - at the very beginning

Originally built by the architect William Tanner in 1902, Shire hall is an impressive Edwardian designed Civic building which served as the county hall for Monmouth County Council.

1913 - Changes are afoot

The hall was extended in 1913, adding the top storey to the Shire Hall and adjoining Queen's Chambers.

1978 - Present

Monmouth County Council was wound up in 1974. The Hall continued to be used as local government headquarters until 1978 and has subsequently been converted into offices. The buildings have been Grade-II listed since 1998

2013 - Moving Forward

Shire Hall is now being lovely restored and converted into 18 luxury studio, one and two bedroom apartments. The development of this grade II listed building is being undertaken by the same team that converted the Lansdowne Hotel and Russell Court in Cardiff. The Shire Hall development will reflect the history & extravagance of the Edwardian period.

The entrance hall, stair cases and original Terrazzo floor tiling have all been lovingly restored to their original grandeur, creating a unique and impressive entrance hall. Formal marble columns enhance an ornate sweeping staircase.

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