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Description: The Abbot's Hall and Kitchen, Milton Abbey
Date Listed: 26 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 103553
OS Grid Reference: ST7985302339
OS Grid Coordinates: 379853, 102339
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8202, -2.2874
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ST 7902 MILTON ABBEY
12/137 The Abbot's Hall and
26-6-53 Kitchen,Milton Abbey
Hall and Dining Room of Milton Abbey - now dining hall and kitchen of Milton
Abbey School (q.v.). Hall c1498, Dining Room C17, incorporated in new house
by Sir W Chambers c 1771, restored in mid-C19 by Sir Gilbert Scott. North wall,
facing courtyard, of ashlar stone, south wall of stone and flint banding, slate
roof with parapets, ashlar stacks spaced irregularly. North wall has central
2-storeyed porch with diagonal buttresses. Reticulated traceried parapet
with shields at each end. Below this a 3-light straight-sided arched traceried
window. On ground floor a pointed moulded arched door in square frame with
shields in spandrels. Band of shields and traceried panels above door.
Moulded plinth. East side of porch, at high level, three 3-light mullioned
and transomed windows with arched lights. C19 single storey corridor extension
each side of porch, with square-headed mullioned windows with arched lights,
south front has projecting flat-roofed blocks at each end, each with a 6-light
mullioned and transomed window with reticulated tracery - the left block being
the Hall oriel, the right block a C18 copy. Central 4- centred arched door
(into screens passage). Above this a 2-light mullioned and transomed window with
arched lights. Left of the door - in Hall - 2 similar 3-light windows, separated
by buttresses. Right of the door, in kitchen,one similar window and one extended
down to plinth level. Plain parapet with moulded coping. Internally, Hall of
6 bays, has ornate hammer-beam roof, with 4 ties of cusped wind-bracing. Trusses
carried on stone corbels and shafts, with carved angels at cill level. 4-centred
arch to oriel, with panelled soffite. Oriel has flat coffered ceiling with
pendants in panels. Fireplace, C18 with broken curved pediment, acanthus
carving on frieze and console brackets. C15 oak screen in 3 sections with
ogee arched and C17 heraldic glass. Kitchen,(former dining room) gutted by
fire 1956, no internal features survive. RCHM. Monument 4 (Dorset. Vol.III)
Listing NGR: ST7985302339
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Source: English Heritage
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