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The Abbey Gate, Saint Albans

Description: The Abbey Gate

Grade: I
Date Listed: 8 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 163388

OS Grid Reference: TL1439507106
OS Grid Coordinates: 514395, 207106
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7510, -0.3442

Location: 4 Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4EZ

Locality: Saint Albans
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL3 4EZ

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There is also a scheduled monument, St Albans Abbey, site of conventual buildings, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

1582 The Abey Gate

TL 1407 SW 8/96 8.5.50.


C14, 3-storey gatehouse of flint with freestone dressings, restored and
given its high pitched, tiled roof in C17. Roman bricks set at random
in walls. Archway of 2 storeys' height through centre is divided by
pier on north side and flanked by half-octagonal turrets on south side.
Battlemented parapet with brick coping in outer portions, renewed stone
coping in centre. 5 irregularly placed. One- and 2-light, leaded casement
windows with hoodmoulds, many renewed. Much repair work in brick on
north face. Inside, archway has lierne vault with octagon at centre.
1892 west extension in red brick and flint with tiled, pent roof.

The Abbey Gate and St Alban's School buildings form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1439507106

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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