- 4000 B.C.
- Neolithic Man hunting wild boar and deer
- 57-47 A.D.
- Roman fort called Gobannium built
- 1087 A.D.
- Norman Castle built. Town grows up alongside
to support it and be protected by it. The Normans called this
town Burgavenny. Also a Benedictine Monastery was built on the
site currently occupied by St Mary’s church.
- 1241 A.D.
- Town enclosed by large walls and four
- 1542 A.D.
- King Henry VIII grammar school founded
– one of the oldest schools in Britain
- 1797-1812 A.D.
- Monmouthshire and Brecknock canal built
- 1963 A.D.
- The Beatles played at the Borough Theatre in Abergavenny on Saturday June 22, 1963.
- 1968 A.D.
- In 1968, the town was immortalised in the song “Taking a trip down to Abergavenny” by Marty Wilde.
- 2013 A.D.
- Cattle market closes and reopens at Bryngwyn near Raglan
Kelly’s Directory of Monmouthshire (year: 1901) is an excellent website – it’s a transcript of a Victorian directory for the year 1901. It contains descriptions of the towns and villages within Monmouthshire in 1901, and includes details of private residents (ideal for looking up family history)