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Whitebrook

Towns and Villages in or near Monmouth


Description

The Whitebrook Valley was an important water-powered industrial base between the 17th and 19th centuries.  A branch of Tintern wireworks was established here in 1606, and wire working continued to be the main industry of the valley until about 1720.  By about 1760, paper mills had taken over, and much of the housing in the valley was built for millworkers around that time. Pollution from the paper mills turned the brook white giving the village its name.


Features

  • Towns and Villages

Location



NP25 4TX
O/S Ref: SO 5306

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  • Monmouth
  • Tintern