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Feb 19, 2022

Abergavenny's black clock face

The prominent town clock above Abergavenny's market hall was a gift from wealthy industrialist Crawshay Bailey, aka the "iron king", who lived in nearby Maindiff Court. He died in 1872, shortly before the building was finished, and ...

one of the clock's faces has traditionally been painted black. For more of the market hall's history - including a picture of its predecessor on the same site - use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at either entrance to the hall. Or click here