22 Cross Street

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22 Cross Street
Hilary ??
???
Hilary’s Floral Design
Thai Restaurant, Boonta Too;+residential unit
1982

Before and After Images

 

1979/80

2015


 

About the building

Known as Llanover House.

Information from original Abergavenny Local History Survey 1980:  This property, along with nos 2 and 23a was probably rebuilt between 1895-1899.  On the 1834 map, a deep court of of workshops or worker’s cottages belonging to Mr Yarnold, is shown just below this site.   Before that, it was the site of the Cross Street gate, spanning the road to the (then) Sun Inn.  In 1795, the gate was removed as it caused an obstruction to traffic.  John Arnold, who lived in a cottage just below this site, was reprimanded for leaving rubbish – the remains of the old gate and part of his house – on the roadway (source : Minutes of the Improvement Commission 1795)

On the 1881 map, the old houses here are shown continuing the line of 20 and 21, thus making the road very narrow at the site of the gate.  The right-hand wall is at right-angles to the old building line, not the present site.

 

 

 

 

Recent history

From 2006 – occupied by Hilary’s Floral Design

From 1982 – This was “Four Seasons” Florists – photograph (?date) on the original Abergavenny Local History Survey shows name over shop as Flowerland Nurseries.  Owner /occupier Mrs Keith White

From 1968 – occupied by Mr Thomas, Florist & Garden Centre.   At this time, RAAFA club was upstairs

From Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980:   Was a cycle shop from 1947 (Perks), after which the building was empty.   Until 1947, the property was occupied by a corn merchant (Wibberley)

 


 

Previous occupiers

Year

Name

Detail

Source

1970

Thomas

Florist & Garden Centre (RAAFA Club over)

 

1937

John H Perks

Motor Engineer

Kelly

1934

John H Perks

Motor Engineer

Kelly

1930

Miss  Mary Franklyn Harris

Woollen manufacturer and draper

Car/Npt & Dis

1926

Miss Mary Franklyn Harris

Wool repository

Kelly

1923

Miss  Mary Franklyn Harris

Berlin Wool Repository

Kelly

1920

Miss Mary Franklyn Harris

Berlin Wool Repository

Kelly

1914

Miss Mary Franklyn Harris

Berlin Wool Repository

Kelly

1910

Miss Mary Franklyn Harris

Berlin Wool Repository

Kelly

1906

Albert Eames

Tailor

Kelly

1901

Edwin Turner & Co

Boot & shoe makers

Kelly

1895

 

 

Kelly

1891

Stead & Simpson

Boot & Shoe Makers

Kelly

1884

 

 

Kelly

1879

J C Hazard

Plumber & decorator

Thacker

1877

J C Hazard

Plumber & decorator

Owen

1875

J C Hazard

Plumber & decorator

Mer & Croc

1871

J C Hazard

Plumber & decorator

Kelly

1865

J C Hazard

Plumber & decorator

Webster

1862

J C Hazard

Plumber & decorator

Morris & Co

1858

Mary Norman

Milliner

Slater

1850

John Watkins

Plumber & Glazier’s journeyman

Census

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Other information

From Abergavenny Local History Survey 1980: 

From 1970 – 1984 – upstairs – Benson’s Luncheon Club, also a Jazz Club.  This then became “Panos” Greek restaurant (undre the same management) in 1985

Some coins, possibly Roman, and a medallion, were found in the garden

In 1910, Miss Mary Franklyn Harris took over this shop, having moved from no.23 Cross Street in that year

Adverts in Abergavenny Chronicle:

Advert : 2005 : Boonta Too Thai Restaurant (1st floor)

Advert : 1982 : “transfer of ownership and name change from Flowerland Nurseries to Four Seasons. All subsequent adverts in this new name.   By 2006, known as “Hilary’s Four Seasons”

Advert in Abergavenny Chronicle : 1967  for “Flowerland”, still advertising as this in 1981

News article in Abergavenny Chronicle : 5 January 1962  – Pet shop licence granted

Advert in Abergavenny Chronicle : 1959 “Wibberley’s – The Gardener’s Shop of Abergavenny”

Adverts in Abergavenny Chronicle : 1957 Wibberley & Co Ltd, Agricultural Merchants;  opening 19 February 1957.

 

 

 

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