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Abbott's Walk, Abbotsbury

Description: Abbott's Walk

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105135

OS Grid Reference: SY5780485177
OS Grid Coordinates: 357804, 85177
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6647, -2.5984

Location: Church Street, Abbotsbury, Dorset DT3 4JJ

Locality: Abbotsbury
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT3 4JJ

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Listing Text


10/16 Abbott's Walk, (formerly listed
26.1.56 as Estate Workshop)

Monastic Building, (perhaps Abbot's Lodging), now private residence. C14 and C17
with intrusive C19 cart-shed arches. Coursed rubble-stone walls with stone quoins.
Slate roofs throughout the stone gable-copings and scroll kneelers. Brick stacks
at-far west gable (C19 extension), C20 stack on rear wall. C19 range at left hand,
2 storeys. 3 windows, 3-light cast-iron casements with wooden cills, C20 2-light
wooden casement with lead lights. Segmental stone arches. C20 stone porch with
pitched slate roof and C20 door. Main range: 2 cart-shed entrances with segmental
stone heads, now blocked and provided with C20 bow-windows. C14 jambs with straight
head of a doorway, blocking low down, and concrete 2-light mullion over. C17
3-light stone mullion window with straight-chamfered jambs- and a transom. Fixed
wooden windows. North-east corner of the building projects as an oratory, East
wall has window of 2 tiers of 4-light mullions each with a trefoil-cusped head,
C14. 3-light stone mullion window over, straight-chamfered, C17. North elevation:
blocked C14 doorway with 4-centred head. 2-light C14 window with trefoil-cusping
in a square head. Large C14 window. 2-light and transomed with trefoiled ogee
heads and a sexfoil-in-circle over. Keeled label over. External stairway with
depressed-arch head under,up to landing. C19 altered C20. Interior features:
east wall, south of oratory, C14 head-corbel, hair survives, half of face missing.
Oratory area: C14 piscina in south wall with trefoil ogee head, drain and credence
shelf over. 2 plain corbels at springing height of the east window.
(RCHM, Dorset I, p.6(3).)

Listing NGR: SY5780885177

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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