SO3014 : Southwest side of Grade I listed Church of St Mary, Abergavenny

taken 4 years ago, near to Abergavenny/Y Fenni, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Southwest side of Grade I listed Church of St Mary, Abergavenny
Southwest side of Grade I listed Church of St Mary, Abergavenny
The church is part of the Church in Wales Diocese of Monmouth. The building was Grade I listed in 1952.

The CADW website records that the Church of St Mary is the church of the Benedictine priory founded in Abergavenny before 1100 by Hamelin de Ballon, Lord of Abergavenny and first builder of Abergavenny Castle. The townspeople were using the nave and north aisle for worship by the 14th century, although St John's remained the parish church until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536. St. Mary's then became the church of the town and St John's was converted to be the King Henry VIII Grammar School.

Nothing of the Norman church appears to survive today. The present building, including most of the tower, seems to date mainly from the period between the end of the 13th century and the end of the 14th century.
Grade I and Category A listed buildings and structures

Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional, even international importance. There are over 6,000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is Category A
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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 December, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Church (from Tags)
Church in Wales 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3011 1413 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.2842N 3:0.9246W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3007 1410
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Diocese of Monmouth  Grade I Listed  Grade I Listed Church 

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