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Numbers 53 and 54 Incorporating Remains of Abbey Gate (Abbey Gate House), Evesham

Description: Numbers 53 and 54 Incorporating Remains of Abbey Gate (Abbey Gate House)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 147489

OS Grid Reference: SP0360443647
OS Grid Coordinates: 403604, 243647
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0912, -1.9488

Location: Abbey Mews, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 4BD

Locality: Evesham
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR11 4BD

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Nos 53 and 54
incorporating Remains
of Abbey Gate
(Abbey Gate House)
SP 0343 NE 1/15 7.5.52.
1711. Fine L-shaped house which incorporates the remains of the early C14 Abbey
Gate, or Great Gate, built by Abbot Chyryton. House of stone and rubble; 2 storeys;
6 rush windows; 2 later C18 doorways with fanlights, 3/4 fluted Doric columns and
cornices; wood modillion eaves cornice; hipped tile roof. Good moulded lead rainwater
head on east side (of No 54), which is largely of medieval origin and has numerous
blocked openings including large semi-circular arches, that at rear of No 53 being
part of Abbey Gate and incorporating one original jamb. Interior: No 54 largely
altered, but No 53 has late C17 staircase and panelling. Bay on right-hand side
projecting towards Merstow Green has a modern upper storey built above the gateway
passage with an archway on north return side. To south of this bay, adjoining
the Abbey Stables (qv) is the remains of a vaulted passage of early C14.

Nos 53 and 54 incorporating Remains of Abbey Gate, Gate and railings of No 53,
Remains of Abbey Stables, the Almonry and The Stocks, together with No 1 and
No 3 and Remains of south wall of Abbey Precinct, Little Abbey Lane, form a group
with Church of All Saints, Church of St Lawrence, The Bell Tower, Abbot Reginald's
Wall and The Porter's Lodge, Remains of west wall of North Transept of Abbey,
Archway to south of the Remains of the west wall of the North Transept of Abbey,
Abbot Reginald's Gateway and The Old Vicarage, the Public Library, Nos 6 and 6A,
Nos 7 and 8 and Walker Hall, Market Place.

Listing NGR: SP0360343647

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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