SO3014 : Grade I listed Church of St Mary, Abergavenny

taken 1 year ago, near to Abergavenny/Y Fenni, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Grade I listed Church of St Mary, Abergavenny
Grade I listed Church of St Mary, Abergavenny
Viewed from the edge of Abergavenny bus station. 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 & A listed buildings and structures
Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 18 August, 2017
Geographical Context
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Church in Wales 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3011 1413 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.2842N 3:0.9246W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3015 1402
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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