SO3014 : Gabb & Co, Abergavenny

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

Gabb & Co, Abergavenny
Gabb & Co, Abergavenny
Offices in a three-storey property at 32 Monk Street, on the corner of Lion Street. Their website states that Gabb & Co, founded in 1760, is the oldest law firm in Wales. The 1901 Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire lists the occupants of the building as Gabb & Walford, solicitors. Frederick Baker Gabb, solicitor, was shown as clerk to the governors of King Henry VIII grammar school & intermediate school. The building was Grade II listed in 1952.
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)
Submitted
Saturday, 27 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 301 142 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.3219N 3:0.9342W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 301 142
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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