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Outer Wall of Abergavenny Castle, Abergavenny

Description: Outer Wall of Abergavenny Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 October 2005
Cadw Building ID: 86797

OS Grid Coordinates: 329950, 213870
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8186, -3.0164

Location: 5 Mill St, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 5HE, UK NP7 5HE

Locality: Abergavenny
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales
Postcode: NP7 5HE

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Listing Text

Part of a group at Abergavenny Castle running round the south and west sides of the site.

Late C19. Probably part of the improvements undertaken to the Castle when it was opened to the public as a recreational amenity following its takeover by The Abergavenny Improvement Commissioners in 1881. It is recorded that the Marquess of Abergavenny spent 100 in extending the boundary wall of the Castle at this time as a part of the lease agreement.


Wall of red sandstone rubble with a cock-and-hen coping, running along the edge of the steep bank below the Castle and closing off its grounds. It is about 2m in height on the inner face but varies greatly on the outer face and joins the Gateway at the Castle Lodge (qv).

Reason for Listing
Included for its special interest as part of a group of well preserved historic buildings at the entrance to Abergavenny Castle.

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales, Gwent/Monmouthshire, Penguin, 2000,.
Louis Bannon, Remember Abergavenny, Vol I, Old Bakehouse Publications, 1995, pps.48-9.
Chris Barber, Abergavenny in Old Postcards, European Library, 1995, pl.2-6.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Part of a group at Abergavenny Castle running round the south and west sides of the site.

Source: Cadw

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