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Abbey House, Horton

Description: Abbey House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107549

OS Grid Reference: SU0302407398
OS Grid Coordinates: 403024, 107398
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8661, -1.9584

Location: Horton, Dorset BH21 7JE

Locality: Horton
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 7JE

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Listing Text


5/90 Abbey House
(formerly listed as
18.3.55 'The Vicarage')


Probably a monastic building in origin, now a private house c1500 with
extensive alteration and refacing, C18. Timber frame with cladding in Flemish
bond brickwork. Tiled roof with end and central brick stacks. Stone cornice
with brick parapet and stone coping. Approximately symmetrical 2 storeys, 7
bays. Central 3 bay pavilion projects slightly. 12 pane sashes have flat,
gauged brick arches with stone keystones. Outer bays have round headed sashes
with keystones and imposts. Central part glazed door in flat open porch.
Blind recess in parapet above.

Internal features (RCHM): 4 bay roof of c1500 with tie beam trusses having
cambered and chamfered collars supporting purlins with curved windbracing;
mezzanine room with C18 joinery and plasterwork. (R.C.H.M. Dorset, Vol V,
p.36/7, no. 6 Newman, J and Pevsner N. The Buildings of England. Dorset,
1972, p.235).

Listing NGR: SU0302607398

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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