43 Cross Street

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

43 Cross Street
Bespoke Blinds & Shutters
??
Showroom

Before and After Images

 

 1979/80

 2016


 

About the building

Destroyed by fire in 2010, rebuilt many years later

As no.42 Cross St

Early 19th Century (Source :Welsh Office)

Modern shop fronts.  Hipped slate roof (from Abergavenny Local History Survey 1980)

The property was listed grade II on the 1st November 1974, and was resurveyed by Cadw on
the 10th November 2005. As numbers 42 and 43 visually form a pair a single list description
covers both buildings.

 

Recent history

After building work finished in around 2016/17, it stood empty until approximately September 2018 when it became “Bespoke Blinds & Shutters”

On 2 February 2010 the building, still occupied by a restaurant, burnt down and was completely gutted.

From c.1960 to 1980s : Quo Vadis Cafe which also occupied no.42 Cross Street

To 1960 : Miss Winnie Lewis, Sweet Shop & Cafe

1947 : Major Godfrey Pike : House &  Shop

(source : Abergavenny Local History Survey 1980)

 

Following the fire

 


 

Previous occupiers

Year

Name

Detail

Source

From 1947 to 1980s

see “Recent History”

 

 

1937

Miss Lilian Worth

Confectioner

Kelly

1934

Miss Lilian Worth

Confectioner

Kelly

1930

Miss Lilian Worth

Confectioner

Car/Npt & Dis

1927-1928

Bishop & Brooke (Manager : Mr Yarnold)

Yeast Merchants

Kelly

1926

Miss Lilian Worth

Confectioner

Kelly

1923

Miss Lilian Worth / Bishop & Brooke

Confectioner / Yeast Merchants

Kelly

1920

Bishop & Brooke

Yeast Merchants

Kelly

1914

Williams  (Shop Act 1913 states R H Oliver)

Above: Arthur Thomas Hooper

Grocer

Above : Optician

Kelly

1906

J Bull & Son

Tobacconists

Kelly

1901

Mary Franklyn Harris

Berlin Wool Repository

Kelly

1891

Mary Franklyn Harris

Welsh flannel, wool, etc

Kelly

1879

Arthur & Powell

Painters, plumbers etc

Thacker

1877

Thomas Powell

Painter

Owen

1875

Thomas Powell

Painter

Mer & Croc

1871

Thomas Powell

Painter

Kelly

1865

Thomas Jones

Butcher (with Crown Inn)

Webster

1862

John Richards

Butcher

Morris & Co

1858

John Richards

Butcher

Slater

1851

Jane Lockley

Grocer

Census

1850

John Horton

Pigot

1844

John Horton

Slater

1835

John Horton

Pigot

1822

James Bennett

Pigot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Other information

Source : Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980

J Bull & Son, Tobacconists at beginning of C20, were in 47 Cross Street by 1910

Mary Franklyn Harris, occupier in 1901, was in 23 Cross Street in 1906

 

 

 

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