6 Cross Street

Main details

 

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

6 Cross Street
Adela

Ladies’ Fashions

2014

Before and After Images

 

 1979/80

2015


 

About the building

Entry to shop was up some steps This shop was burned down in 1937.  See plan on sheet of no.5

From Deeds in the Gabb Collection D.591.2.107 etc

The property in 1836 was “formerly called the Red Lion”.  By 1836 it was divided into three separate premises, as shown in the plan, with a central passage for access to 6a between 6a.m and 11p.m (plan D.591.2.97).   At this date, it was morgaged to Rachel Herbert and bought by Joseph Meredith, who occupied no.5

Alfred Jackson says that there was a very fine carved oak staircase leading both down and up from the ground floor (source : Local History Survey 1980)

The property, with no. 5 was known as the Lion Inn before 1836.

6a would be the rear part of the premises, see plan of nos.5 and 6 (from Deeds in Gabb Collection) below.

 

Recent history

Second “half” of the shop (Adela@7) closing in April 2018 to be combined with this property at no.6

To 2014 : Barnardos Charity Shop

1978 – ?   Victoria Wine Co : Licensed Wine Merchants (source : Local History Survey 1980)

from ? to 1978 : Isobel Maynard : Ladies Fashions (source : Local History Survey 1980).   Advert in Abergavenny Chornicle in 1964 and further adverts over the years until it closed in 1978

Advert in Abergavenny Chronicle in 1952 : Bernard Ascott & Romley Marney, photographers.  Also in Frogmore Street, Market Street and Park Crescent.  Still advertising in 1956 as “Bernard Arskott” photographer.

1937 : Wilson & Sons burned down, rebuilt as Ladies Draper (source : Local History Survey 1980)

A copy of an advert/letterhead from c.1895 shows no.6A occupied by J L Lapworth (Late F Wright) : Wholesale & Retail Tobacco & Cigar Merchant (copy shown on Local History Survey 1980)

 


 

Previous occupiers

Year

Name

Detail

Source

1970

 

Kelly

1937

 

 

Kelly

1934

Wilson & Sons

Ironmonger

Kelly

1930

Allcott & Wilson

Ironmonger

Car/Npt & Dis

1926

Allcott & Wilson

Ironmonger

Kelly

1923

Allcott & Wilson

Ironmonger

Kelly

1920

Allcott & Wilson

Ironmonger

Kelly

1914

Allcott & Wilson

Ironmonger

Kelly

1910

Allcott & Wilson

Ironmonger

Kelly

1909

 

 

 

1906

Allcott & Wilson

Ironmonger

Kelly

1901

Stead & Simpsons Ltd

Boot & Shoe makers

Kelly

1895

 

 

 

1891

(6A) John Lee Lapworth

(6) Sophia & Isobel Lewis

(6A)Tobacconist

(6) Milliners

 

Kelly

1884

(6A) T L Lapworth

Tobacconist

Kelly

1879

Richard Morris

Linen Draper

Thacker

1877

Richard Morris

Linen Draper

Owen

1875

Richard Morris

Draper, Milliner, Furnishing, Undertaker & Carpet warehouse

Mer & Croc

1871

Davis & Morris

Linen Draper

Kelly

 

 

 

 

1865

Wm Richard Watts

Chaplin Horne – General Carriers, LNWR

Webster

1862

Miss Emma Bright

Milliner

Morris & Co

1858

 

 

 

1851

Edward S Davies

Stationer

Census

1845

 

 

 

1844

 

 

Slater

1841

 

 

Slater

1836

(6A)Ann Wiliams

(6) Elizabeth Jones

Grocer & Tea Merchants

Pigot

1834-45

Pigot

1834

Car/Npt & Dis

1822

Pigot

1792

Pigot



 


 

Other information

 

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