Cornwall House is the last remaining privately occupied house in main shopping steeet of Monmouth.
It is a town house, dating back to at least the 17th-century. The red brick garden façade is in the Queen Anne style, dating from 1752 when the house belonged to Henry de Bergh, the Duke of Beaufort’s agent.
The street façade was remodelled in the Georgian style (date unknown). Many original features remain, including a fine staircase. The house still has the original walled kitchen garden.
27th and 28th April, Saturday to Monday on Bank Holiday weekends from Easter to end August, all Fridays in July and August, 2pm to 5pm.
Located half way down the main shopping street in Monmouth.
The house is set back behind brown railings. Please come to centre door.
The nearest train stations are Hereford, Newport, Abergavenny and Chepstow. There are scheduled bus services from all four (direct from train station in Hereford) to Monmouth bus station which is 2 minute walk from Cornwall House. There is also a direct bus service from Ross-on-Wye. Bus timetables can be found here.
There are several paying car parks near Cornwall House. Limited free on street parking in Monnow Street. No parking is available on-site for visitors.
Historic Houses members visit for free.
A word from the owner
Cornwall House is a great example of how town houses changed and developed during Monmouth’s period of economic prosperity in the 18th and 19-century. We hope you enjoy your visit.
Walk around the original walled garden and beautiful grounds.