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Winchcombe Abbey, Winchcombe

Description: Winchcombe Abbey

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 133912

OS Grid Reference: SP0232228331
OS Grid Coordinates: 402322, 228331
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9535, -1.9676

Location: 18 Gloucester Street, Winchcombe GL54 5LW

Locality: Winchcombe
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 5LW

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Listing Text

(north side)
Winchcombe Abbey
(formerly listed as
4.7.60 St Mary's Abbey)

- II

Probably built as Malthouse to St Mary's Abbey, now a large dwelling. C15
or earlier, substantial C19 and C20 modifications. Cut and squared lime-
stone or rubble limestone, concrete replacement stone slate roof, coped
at south gable, large central brick stack. What remains is a single long
block lying approximately north-south, to which was added early C19 a small
parallel range at the south-west end, and in the C20 various elements at
the north end, forming a courtyard, a deep porch with 'Palladian' entry
off-centre, left, and a lean-to porch with stone slate roof, right. Two
storeys with attic, complex fenestration: main front to west has, left of
main porch, 3 glazing bar sashes over small deep-set single light and C20
2-light mullioned casement; to right of porch, one 3-light sash with bars
and single sash with bars and Gothick interlaced bars, over 16-pane sash;
in parallel range glazing bar sash over 3-light casement. The south,
gabled front, at ground floor a larger sash with Gothick interlaced bars,
over this a smaller sash the same, but under deep stepped drip, and in the
gable a single pointed casement with leading under stepped drip. East front,
a diagonal buttress at south end and offset buttress off-centre, right.
Windows include oriel with gable over various C16/C17 fragments and various
casements with Gothick bars, and, ground floor, far right, 3-light C16 mul-
lioned window with cusped heads and 2-light similar without cusps. Main
door is C20 glazed on west side, also C20 doors extreme north end on both
elevations. Interior: very much modified in late C20. At ground floor
is a series of very large transverse roughly chamfered beams and some expo-
sed early joists. Some principals of roof exposed including at south end
deep (450 mm) cambered tie with collar above, one wind-brace; at north end
an A frame. Ground floor room at south end retains C19 cornice. Cusped
C19 windows on east side have hollow-mould chamfers within. Apart from
its intrinsic architectural merits, this property is important historically
as a very rare survival from this major abbey, the only other element being
Abbey House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SP0232228331

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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