Wyesham is a village and electoral ward in Monmouthshire, Wales. It is located less than one mile east of Monmouth, on the opposite side of the River Wye.

Justin's Hill and Wyesham from the Kymin - geograph.org.uk - 472054.jpg
View of Justin's Hill and Wyesham from the Kymin
Wyesham is located in Monmouthshire
Location within Monmouthshire
OS grid referenceSO518122
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNP25
Dialling code01600
FireSouth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
51°48′25″N 2°42′00″W / 51.807°N 2.7°W / 51.807; -2.7Coordinates: 51°48′25″N 2°42′00″W / 51.807°N 2.7°W / 51.807; -2.7

History and amenitiesEdit

St James' Church, Wyesham

Wyesham is effectively a suburb of Monmouth the county town. The Forest of Dean starts uphill from Wyesham and Offa's Dyke Path long distance footpath passes above the village and the Wye Valley Walk runs close by beside the river.

The Roundhouse and Royal Naval Temple which overlooks Monmouth and the Wye Valley at this point on Kymin Hill is located nearby.


Wyesham is a community electoral ward to Monmouth Town Council, electing four town councillors.[1] The ward stretches north from Wyesham village, bounded to the west and the north by the River Wye and to the east by the Gloucestershire border.

Wyesham is also an electoral division of Monmouthshire County Council, coterminous with the community ward, electing a county councillor.[2] The 2004, 2008 and 2012 elections were won by Conservative councillor Elizabeth Hackett-Pain.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Councillors, Monmouth Town Council. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ The County of Monmouthshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. legislation.gov.uk. Statutory Instruments. 6 December 2002. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Monmouthshire County Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 6 January 2019.

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