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Remains of Outer Wall Around Cloister and Foundations of Abbey Church, Beaulieu

Description: Remains of Outer Wall Around Cloister and Foundations of Abbey Church

Grade: I
Date Listed: 8 October 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 143276

OS Grid Reference: SU3883002591
OS Grid Coordinates: 438830, 102591
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8216, -1.4501

Location: Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7YL

Locality: Beaulieu
Local Authority: New Forest District Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SO42 7YL

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Listing Text

SU 3802/3902
Remains of outer wall around
cloister and foundations of
Abbey Church (Formerly listed as
8.10.59 Remains of Abbey Church)
Remains of outer walls of cloister with entrances to various Abbey
buildings, south wall of Abbey church and foundations of rest. Late C13,
restored 1900-10 by Sir H Brakespear. Dressed, coursed Caen and Binstead
stone, rubble stone core. Plan of cloister approximately 42m square; north
side is south aisle wall of Abbey church, and behind it foundations of rest
of church exposed 1900-10; east side consists of wall of south transept
with night stairs on other side, doorway to vestry, triple arched opening
to Chapter House and doorway probably to passage; south wall has from east,
stairs to dorter, remains of lavatorium, north wall of Frater, now parish
church of the Blessed Virgin and Child, and doorway to kitchen; west wall
formed one side of lay brothers lane to Abbey church (Domus forms other),
centre part taken down, doors near either end. North side is south aisle
wall, with doors into cloister at either end of 2 or 3-orders of shafts and
arches with several mouldings, and stiff leafed capitals. Rest of wall has
pointed niches with chamfered jambs and under seats. East side has at
north, west wall of transept, beside steps to aisle door is small pointed
niche, near end is large vaulted recess. Beyond transept is tall pointed
opening to vestry. Then 3 pointed arches on clusters of shafts entrance to
Chapter House with central doorway and low walls to other arches. At south
end segmental doorway. South wall has at east end dorter stairs and
remains of arch to warming room. Of lavatorium remains of projecting open
arches, plinth and moulded capitals to basins. Frater, now parish church,
is a separate item. West wall has blocked segmental door which led to
kitchen. West wall has 2 segmental archways. To north lie foundations of
Abbey church, plan of chapels all round ambulatory of apsidal east end,
north and south transepts with east chapel, and nave with aisles. This
item lies within the Abbey ruins Scheduled Ancient Monument. VCH; Vol IV;
1911; p 652-4. Buildings of England, Hampshire, Pevsner; Penguin; 1966;

Listing NGR: SU3872802453

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Source: English Heritage

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