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Abbey Cottage The Pitchmarket, Cerne Abbas

Description: Abbey Cottage The Pitchmarket

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105375

OS Grid Reference: ST6656701204
OS Grid Coordinates: 366567, 101204
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8094, -2.4759

Location: Abbey Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorset DT2 7JQ

Locality: Cerne Abbas
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 7JQ

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Listing Text


11/50 Nos. 3 and 5 (The
26.1.56 Pitchmarket and Abbey


Two abbey tenements (shops), now private houses. Early C16.
Knapped flint and dressed stone walls, to cill level. Box-
framed timbering, with plasterwork covering wattle-and-daub.
Woodwork exposed. Stone slate roof (continuous) with stone
gable-coping at left hand. Stacks: stone, rebuilt at left
hand gable; C20 brick on ridge centre; brick on ridge at
party wall with Abbey Cottage; at right hand party wall
of Abbey Cottage. Stone corbelled wall exposed (fire-break)
at right party wall of Abbey Cottage; this has moulded
paterae in the hollow chamfers. Two storeys, with continuous
jetty to upper storey. 6 windows in total (first floor).
Pitchmarket: left ground has 4 iron casements with lead
lights, grouped in two's, with rebuilt wooden framing and two
4-centred wood arches over each pair. Right ground: 4 iron
casements with lead lights, with 4-centred arch to each, much
renewed woodwork. 4 braces to the jetty, first floor. 4-light,
4-light, 2-light small canted bay window, all iron casements and
lead lights, placed within the framing. Door, left of centre,
plank-and-muntin studded, C19. Moulded ogival wooden head with
2 recessed quatrefoils, C16. Abbey Cottage: with narrow ground
floor passage between it and Pitchmarket. Three-light wood-
framed and transomed (ground floor) windows, C20 frames. Iron
casements with lead lights. Top right window is of 2 lights.
Doors: left hand end,plank-and-muntin studded; front door,
right of centre, plank-and-muntin studded, C20. Rear extensions
to both houses, No. 3 in brick, c C19. No. 5 in rubble-stone,
c C19. Interior: No. 3,considerably altered retains hollow
chamfered ceiling-beam. Stone fireplace, with chamfered jambs
and four-centred head, spice cupboard in left jamb, C16. Smaller
open fireplace above in first floor room. Roof-construction:
4 jointed-cruck trusses survive, short cruck-posts rest on

(RCHM Dorset 1,p80(5))

Listing NGR: ST6656601209

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Source: English Heritage

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