SO3014 : Grade II listed former police headquarters, Lower Monk Street, Abergavenny

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

Grade II listed former police headquarters, Lower Monk Street, Abergavenny
Grade II listed former police headquarters, Lower Monk Street, Abergavenny
The three-storey building on the corner of Monk Street and Lower Monk Street was
built in the late 18th century. It was extended in the early 20th century on becoming a gentlemen's club. In the mid 20th century it was the Monmouthshire County Police Headquarters until 1974 when the renamed Gwent Police Force moved to headquarters in Cwmbran. For about 20 years thereafter, it was Abergavenny Division Police Headquarters. Newly refurbished and extended at the start of the 21st century, the building is now in residential use.

Grade II listed in July 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
Thursday, 1 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 1 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  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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