Introduction to High Street
HIGH STREET (as shown on original Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980)
Runs from the medieval north gate to the crossing of Flannel Street and Market Street. The east side still shows burgage pattern, but almost certainly the “wedge” behind the west side suggests an early market site.
High Street comes from the Norman custom of raining their roadways on an embankment above or higher than the surrounding land.
High Street is numbered 1 – 15 on the east side from Market Street to Frogmore Gate and returns on the west side nos. 16 – 24 from the corner of Nevill Street to St John’s Street.