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The Abbey House

A Grade II Listed Building in Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Latitude: 51.0052 / 51°0'18"N

Longitude: -2.1993 / 2°11'57"W

OS Eastings: 386112

OS Northings: 122888

OS Grid: ST861228

Mapcode National: GBR 1XH.W8G

Mapcode Global: FRA 668G.C0L

Entry Name: The Abbey House

Listing Date: 20 June 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324776

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101943

Location: Shaftesbury, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Shaftesbury

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Shaftesbury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(North East Side)
The Abbey House
ST 8622 2/7 20.6.52.
The semi-basement may incorporate remains of the Abbey buildings. The
foundations of the west end of the Abbey Church lie in the garden. The
house dates from the C16 to early C17, and remains of this date include
basement windows, and a fine enriched plaster ceiling; formerly contemporary
fireplaces as well. The house was more or less rebuilt in the C18 and
much altered subsequently. The staircase and ceiling above are Georgian.
North-West front of 2 storeys and basement with attic, 5 bays. Ashlar.
Stone modillion cornice and parapet. 3 windows on 2nd floor; canted bay
at east end. Entrance in C18 on this side; doorway has since been removed
to east end of same front. Entrance was in south-east front which has
early C20 castellated stone porch built up over earlier foundations; incorporates
fragments of medieval sculpture possibly from medieval abbey of Shaftesbury.

Listing NGR: ST8610422886

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