In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Abergavenny like this:
Abergavenny, par. and market town, in the above hundred, at confluence of Gavenny and Usk rivers, 17¼ miles N. of Newport and 165 miles from London by rail -- par., 4251 ac. (32 water), pop. 7886; town, pop. 6941; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Tuesday and Friday. It has remains of Norman castle; and extensive collieries and iron-works are in the vicinity.
Abergavenny is now part of Monmouthshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Monmouthshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Abergavenny itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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