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Royal British Legion

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8222 / 51°49'19"N

Longitude: -3.0196 / 3°1'10"W

OS Eastings: 329825

OS Northings: 214223

OS Grid: SO298142

Mapcode National: GBR F5.WHLN

Mapcode Global: VH796.MG1F

Entry Name: Royal British Legion

Listing Date: 1 November 1974

Last Amended: 10 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 86851

Building Class: Recreational

Location: N part of a group of historic buildings between St John's Lane and St John's Square in the centre of Abergavenny.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Abergavenny (Y Fenni)

Community: Abergavenny

Built-Up Area: Abergavenny

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Formed from a pair of probably late C18 or early C19 houses which were amalgamated into a club premises in 1920. It is reputed to be partly C17 in origin behind the changes of c1795. It was for some time the Dragon's Head PH which closed in 1857. The building was altered again in the 1960s.

Exterior

Rear elevation not inspected.

Interior

The interior has been greatly altered on the ground floor in its C20 conversion to club premises. C20 staircase and the upper floors have been converted to flats. It has also been run-together with No. 10 adjoining. Said to contain wall-paintings

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a probably late C18 or early C19 house which, despite alteration, has good character and is a part of the most complete street of historic architecture in Abergavenny.

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