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The Abbey House, Shaftesbury

Description: The Abbey House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 101943

OS Grid Reference: ST8611222888
OS Grid Coordinates: 386112, 122888
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0052, -2.1993

Location: Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8BB

Locality: Shaftesbury
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP7 8BB

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Listing Text

1.
1655 ABBEY WALK
(North East Side)
The Abbey House
ST 8622 2/7 20.6.52.
II
2.
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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