©  The Research Group

The Research Group was originally set up to research the history of Abergavenny Castle from 1818, when Castle House was built on the site of the old keep, to the 1950s when the Museum was established there. Since that task was completed our group has expanded and more projects undertaken.

We work mostly in pairs or alone for a couple of hours each week. A few members of the group have recently completed transcribing the Abergavenny Vestry Book, on behalf of Gwent Archives, which covers the period from the 1704 - 1807. 

The group has now completed the updating of the Abergavenny Street Survey and the new website has been launched. Some members of the group are doing a survey of the gravestones in the Old Hereford Road cemetery. The history of Gunter Mansion is being collated and any information about recusants in Abergavenny and the surrounding area in the 17th & 18th centuries is welcome. We are now collecting information about the Home Front in WW1 in Abergavenny and a new project is just starting looking at the History of the Tourism Industry in Abergavenny

New members would be very welcome - please contact us if you are interested in joining the group.


The Street Survey website can be found at:   www.abergavennystreetsurvey.co.uk

Abergavenny Local History Society 
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