19/19A High Street

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

19/19A High Street
Mountain Warehouse
??
Outdoor clothing/camping equipment
1st floor:
Walking boots/outdoor clothing
2nd floor: storage      ( ?date first used)

Before and After Images

 

1979/80

2016


 

About the building

Source : Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980:

(19 and 19A treated as one property and was known as Sydenham House)

Modern shop front (1958).  Late 18th or early 19th century shop premises. Rear section could well be medieval.   Tudor archway on right side.  Slate roof.   (Welsh Office)

 

 

Recent history

From ?      Mountain Warehouse (19 and 19a)  :  hiking/camping/cycling clothes and equipment

From 1959 to ??  Halfords (19 and 19a) : Cycle & Motor Accessories

From 1947 to 1959 : Wymans (19 and 19a)  Stationers

To 1947 : Webb & Co (no.19) : Drapers. Advertisement in 1948, cabinet for sale.

 


 

Previous occupiers

Year

Name

Detail

Source

1940s onwards

See “Recent History”

 

1937

Webb & Co (no.19)

J H Horton (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer

Kelly

1934

Webb & Co (no.19)

J H Horton (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer

Kelly

1930

Webb & Co (no.19)

J H Horton (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer

Car/Npt & Dis

1928

G Watkin & Co (no.19)

J H Horton (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer

Kelly

1923

G Watkin & Co (no.19)

J H Horton (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer & carriers for LMS Railway

Kelly

1920

H V Saies (Sydenham House no.19)

J H Horton  (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer & agent for L&NW Carriers

Kelly

1914

H V Saies (Sydenham House no.19)

J H Horton (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer

Kelly

1910

H V Saies (Sydenham House no.19)

William Howells (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer

Kelly

1906

H V Saies (Sydenham House no.19)

William Howells (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer

Kelly

1901

H V Saies (Sydenham House no.19)

William Howells (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer

Kelly

1895

H V Saies (Sydenham House no.19)

William Howells (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer

Kelly

1891

H V Saies (Sydenham House (no.19)

William Howells (no.19a)

Drapers

Stationer

Kelly

1885

W Howells (& Cadogan H J Draper (no.19) (1913 Shop Act)

Miss O Bray (no.19a)

Stationer & bookseller

Stationer (Shop Act 1913)

Kelly

1879

James Martin (no.19)

Grocer

Thacker

1877

James Martin (no.19)

Grocer

Owen

1875

James Martin (no.19)

Grocer

Mer & Croc

1871

James Martin (no.19)

Grocer

Kelly

1865

William Holman (no.19)

Grocer & Italian Warehouseman

Webster

1851

Christiana Daniel (no.19)

House Proprietress

Census

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Other information

Mountain Warehouse is a British retailer selling hiking, camping, skiing and cycling equipment.  It was founded in 1997 by Mark Neale, who then led a management buyout in 2013 to wrest the company back from a private equity group (source : mountainwarehouse.com)

Source : Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980:

no. 19A : Before 1900, the Call Office for the National Telephone Company was here.  In 1900, it moved to 23A Monk Street.  The Abergavenny Chronicle commented : “This is a step in the right direction;  a conveniently situated and large telephone call office is sadly needed”

Adverts in Abergavenny Chronicle :

1948 : (no.19) ad for ?private residence – “Webb – cabinet for sale”

1956 : (no.19) ad for Webb & Co, Drapers – fittings sold in February due to expiry of lease

1957 :  Wymans & Sons Ltd : newsagent, books & stationery – new branch open 2 October 1957

1959/1960 : further ads for Wymans & Sons Ltd for sales assistants

15/6/1962 :Wymans :  “Young man required to train as shop manager”

1967 :  ad for  Halfords : car accessories etc.  Further ads 1968/1969/1974/1975/1980 (ad for cleaner)

The new Wyman’s shop was opened by Col Harry Llewellyn in 1958/9

 

 

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