SO3014 : The Tithe Barn, Abergavenny

taken 7 years ago, near to Abergavenny/Y Fenni, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

The Tithe Barn, Abergavenny
The Tithe Barn, Abergavenny
Located on the west side of the Priory Church of St Mary, LinkExternal link along a lane named Beili Priory.

A blue plaque LinkExternal link records "mainly 14th century on a 12th century site". In more detail, it was built in the 12th century to house the tithes (church taxes) paid by the local community to the monks of St Mary’s Priory. Among its varied later uses were as a theatre in the 17th century and a carpet warehouse then discotheque in the 20th. Its current (early 21st century) use is as a food hall, shop, education centre and exhibition centre for St Mary's. It was Grade II* listed in July 1952.

The edge of the roof really is that wonky (and the side wall is none too straight either), but that is to be expected in such an old structure!
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Friday, 26 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 26 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 300 141 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.2672N 3:1.0200W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 300 141
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Former Tithe Barn  Grade II(star) Listed 

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