Introduction to the Abergavenny Street Survey of 1980

The 1984 Abergavenny Street Survey

Introduction to the Street Survey of 1984 This survey has been attempted to make a record of the main streets of Abergavenny. The town grew very gradually in size until the mid years of the 19th century; since then it has doubled in size. The Local History Society has concentrated on the main streets which […]

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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 […]

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Introduction to Frogmore Street

GENERAL BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION TO FROGMORE STREET (This information taken from original Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980) Numbers run from the medieval north gate, marked by the Abergavenny Local History  Society plaque on number 2 Frogmore Street (The Midland Bank) to the First World War Monument. Properties beyond the monument, except Frogmore Street chapel, […]

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Introduction to Cross Street

CROSS STREET   (As given on the original Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980) Today, the street extends from the Town Hall to the Swan Hotel.  At one time, the premises below the Coach & Horses Inn (once the Sun Inn and, much earlier, the site of the south gate of the medieval town wall) were […]

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Introduction to Nevill Street

Nevill Street background and the area around St John’s Church (This information taken from original Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980) Nevill Street began when the medieval town wall was built after the first murage grant in 1241 and the land inside divided into burgage plots fronting onto the main streets of the town, i.e. […]

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Introduction to Flannel Street

GENERAL BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION TO FLANNEL STREET (This information taken from original  Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980) The street once linked Cross Street (the main thoroughfare of the walled medieval town) to Castle Street, which was probably the centre of the prehistoric settlement and later (11th and 12th centuries), the main street in the […]

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Introduction to Market Street

GENERAL BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION TO MARKET STREET (This information taken from original Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980) One of the main west -east axes dividing the planned late Norman 13th century town into its typical regular blocks. Market Street runs from the wide north end of Cross Street to the line of the Town […]

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Introduction to Monk Street

GENERAL BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION TO MONK STREET (This information taken from original Abergavenny Local History Society Survey 1980) The numbering of the street is difficult. Even numbers on the north side begin at No4 (no 2 having been demolished and No 6 represents the space below it). The lean-to shop against no 10 is included […]

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