Abel, John

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Abel, John (c.1578–1675). English architect and master-carpenter. He designed and built several elaborate timber-framed structures in the English and Welsh Border Counties, e.g. the Market Halls at Brecon, Wales (1624—demolished), Kington, Herefs. (1654—demolished 1820), and Leominster, Herefs. (1633—dismantled 1861 and reconstructed as a house named Grange Court). He also built the stone Grammar School at Kington (1625), and was probably responsible for the Caroline timber screen at Abbey Dore Church, Herefs. (1633).


Colvin (1995)