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Outer Wall of Abergavenny Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8191 / 51°49'8"N

Longitude: -3.0177 / 3°1'3"W

OS Eastings: 329950

OS Northings: 213870

OS Grid: SO299138

Mapcode National: GBR F5.WQ3B

Mapcode Global: VH796.NJ1W

Entry Name: Outer Wall of Abergavenny Castle

Listing Date: 10 November 2005

Last Amended: 10 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 86797

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

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

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Abergavenny (Y Fenni)

Community: Abergavenny

Built-Up Area: Abergavenny

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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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).

Reasons for Listing

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

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