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Bindon Abbey, Wool

Description: Bindon Abbey

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108856

OS Grid Reference: SY8465986877
OS Grid Coordinates: 384659, 86877
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6813, -2.2185

Location: Bindon Lane, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset BH20 6BN

Locality: Wool
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 6BN

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Listing Text

20.ll.59 (North Side)

"Bindon Abbey"


House and chapel. Built c1794, in Gothic style, re-using materials from the ruins
of Bindon Abbey (q.v.). Extended at rear in C19. Stone walls, slate roofs with
pinnacled parapets to gables, brick stacks. Two storeys. Original building has
rectangular 4-room plan with central entrance hall and staircase. The two rear
rooms - originally service rooms, under a lean-to roof. Main elevation has central
battlemented porch, with recessed carved panels in battlements. Moulded Gothic arch
in square frame with heraldic ornament in spandrils. Ground floor has two 4-light
windows with timber tracery under hoodmoulds. First floor has three Gothic arched
windows with timber tracery. The west wall has a 4-light window on ground floor
with timber tracery, under hoodmoulds. Gothic arched panelled door on first floor
leads on to an external timber staircase - (separate entrance to chapel). Above
this a Gothic arched niche. Rear range - under lean-to - has square-headed windows
with timber tracery on each floor.
The later rear wing has plastered brick walls and a flat roof with parapets.
Windows similar to those in original building. Staircase tower to main house
projects above lean-to, with gabled roof.
Internally, entrance hall has Gothic plaster vaulting. Doors to main rooms in
Gothic style with traceried panelling. Simple cut-string stair with square
balusters and wreathed mahogany handrail. On first floor, front part of house forms
a Chapel, with Gothic plaster vaulting. Good example of early Gothic Revival.
RCHM Monument 7.

Listing NGR: SY8465986877

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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