16, 17 and 18 High Street

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Address:
Present Occupier:
Present Owner:
Ground Floor:
Other Floors:
Date when first used by present occupier:

16 17 and 18 High Street
Burtons  (Closing 7 October 2017)

Menswear
?? Nightclub
1936

Before and After Images

 

 1979/80

High Street 2016

           

Nevill Street 2016


 

About the building

Source : Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980:

date of building : 1936.

Nos 16, 17 and 18 were empty for about 7 years before the buildings were demolished and Burtons was built on this site.

 

Recent history

To rent; emanuel-jones.co.uk agents  £85k rent whole building or £65K for ground floor and basement;  £87.5K business rates.   2400 sq ft ground floor; 2300 sq ft 1st floor;  300 sq ft basement.   Website in May 2018 states “under offer”  (?who)

7 October 2017 : After 80 years, Burtons is closing on this site (?Art Deco frontage listed)

Chevron Night Club on first floor of building from 1975  (?don’t think it is still there).  It certainly had a chequered past in the 1970s/1980s!

1938 – The building was occupied by Burtons the tailors.

 


 

Previous occupiers

Year

Name

Detail

Source

 

 

 

From 1935 :

Burtons (nos. 16-18)

Tailors/gents outfitters

Kelly

1934

E Price (no. 16)

Draper

Kelly

1930

E Price (no.16)

Draper

Car/Npt & Dis

1928

H M Westwood (no.18)

E Price (no.16)

Cycle Company

Draper

Kelly

1923

E Price (no.16)

Westwood (no.17/18)

Draper

Cycles

Kelly

1920

E Price (no.16)

Pipers (no.17)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Draper

Penny Bazaar

Boot Maker

Kelly

1914

E Price (no.16)

Pipers (no.17)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Draper

Penny Bazaar

Boot Maker

Kelly

1910

E Price (no.16)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Draper

Boot Maker (also in Nevill Street)

Kelly

1906

E Price (no.16)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Draper

Boot Maker

Kelly

1901

E Price (no.16)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Draper

Boot Maker & leather merchant

Kelly

1895

E Price (no.16)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Draper

Boot Maker

Kelly

1891

E Price (nos.16/17)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Draper

Currier & leather merchant

Kelly

1884

E Price  (nos.16/17)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Linen Drapers

Currier & shoe maker

Kelly

1879

E Price (nos.16/17)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Linen Drapers

Currier & Shoe maker

Thacker

1877

E Price (nos.16/17)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Linen Drapers

Currier & shoe maker

Owen

1875

E Price (nos.16/17)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Linen Drapers

Currier & shoe maker

Mer & Croc

1871

E Price (nos.16/17)

Thomas Allen (no.18)

Linen Drapers

Currier & shoe maker

Kelly

1865

E Price (nos 16/17)

Mrs Bruton (no.18)

Linen Drapers & carpet warehouse

Millinery & dress rooms

Webster

1862

E Price (nos.16/17)

Linen Drapers & carpet warehouse

Morris & Co

1858

E Price (nos.16/17)

Linen & wool drapers

Slater

1851

William Woodall (no.18)

Grocer, tea dealer & chandler

Census

1850

Pearce & Price (no.16)

Price (no.17)

Woollen drapers

Linen drapers

Pigot

1835

John Morgan (no.16)

Haberdasher

Pigot & Imp. Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Other information

Burtons was started by Montague Burton in 1903 in Chesterfield, when he was aged 18.  When he died in 1952, the company was the largest multiple tailor in the world.  Since 2002 it has been part of Arcadia Group  (source : burton.co.uk)

First floor : “Lucania” Billiard Rooms from 1936 to 1975 when it was converted to Chevron Nigh Club, owned by Carpanini who also owned the Beaumont Cafe at 70 Frogmore Street (as a side issue, there is now Carpaninis in Frogmore Street selling food/wine/gifts  –  assume same family)

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