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ST JOHN'S CHURCH AT ABERGAVENNY
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01758g Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Abergavenny Unitary authority : Monmouthshire NGR : SO2983914198 Site Type (preferred type first) : POST MEDIEVAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL / Medieval Church Status : listed building II
Summary : The medieval parish church of Abergavenny, replaced as such after the Reformation by the priory church of St Mary; the building was then used for the grammar school.
Description : The medieval parish church of Abergavenny, replaced as such after the Reformation by the priory church of St Mary; the building was then used for the grammar school. Brook (1988, 77) notes that the only documentary references are late (she has St Mary as the parish church and St John's as a chapel).
The grammar school was established by Henry VIII in 1543. It was to have a schoolmaster and an usher, and was supported by the tithes of a number of parishes in northern Monmouthshire that had previously gone to Usk nunnery and other monasteries (Bradney 1906, 172).
Bradney, J A , 1906 , A History of Monmouthshire: The Hundred of Abergavenny (pt 2a)
Brook, D , 1988 , The early Christian church in Gwent , Monmouthshire Antiquary : 5 : 67-84
The Handley Partnership , HAAbase built heritage assessment system: Buildings at Risk database
Evans EM, 2003-04, GGAT 73 Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Sites Project
Events : E001386 : Early medieval ecclesiastical sites in Southeast Wales desk based assessment (year : 2004)