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Abbey House, Abbotsbury

Description: Abbey House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105138

OS Grid Reference: SY5780785153
OS Grid Coordinates: 357807, 85153
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6645, -2.5983

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


10/19 Abbey House, (formerly listed
26.1.56 as Abbey Farmhouse)


Detached House, former farmhouse and previously part of monastic buildings east
of cloister. C14 material reused, C17 and C19 refashioning. Rubble-stone and
dressed stone walls. Slate roof with stone gable-copings and scroll-kneeler at
left hand end and half-hip at right hand end. Stone stack with castellated parapet
at left hand gable. Brick stack right of centre, .C18. Two storeys and dormers.
4 windows (first-floor). Ground floor openings: square C19 2-light bay window
with a hipped slate roof; 3-light cast-iron casement with a wooden lintel over;
porch with a flush panel wooden door and hipped slate roof; 3-light bay window
with a hipped slate roof; small rectangular window, medieval; 3-light C19.
Wooden casement; single light wooden casement. First Floor:two 3-light C19 cast-
iron casements with wooden cills and two 3-light wooden casements. 3 C20 dormers,
2-light casements. North ranges, C17, with stone gable coping and apex-block.
2-light wooden casements on west side. Fragments of C12 sculpture from the abbey
built in. Adjoining wing abuts and has a stone slab roof, very tall gable-end
chimney has a castellated parapet and set-offs. Interior: 2 back-to-back fire-
places with dressed stone jambs and saw-cut wooden lintels and wooden lintel with
large chamfer and stepped stops.

Listing NGR: SY5781285154

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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