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Description: The Abbey
Date Listed: 19 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 193366
OS Grid Reference: SK8949425942
OS Grid Coordinates: 489494, 325942
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8236, -0.6733
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SKILLINGTON CHURCH STREET
SK 82 NW
5/125 The Abbey
19.2.52 (previously listed
as Skillington Manor House)
Incorrectly shown on OS map as Manor House. House. 1637.
Extended and altered C19, C20. Squared limestone rubble with
ashlar quoins and dressings. Plain tiled roof with stone coped
gables having elaborate stepped pinnacles, probably added C19.
Cross plan. 2 storey with garret, 5 bay front. The left hand 2
bays are C19. The left hand end bay and second bay from right
are advanced and separately gabled. In the angle is a C20
panelled door with overlight. To the left a C19 3 light window
with cornice and a 4 light C19 window. In the advanced bay a C19
3 light mullioned window and beyond a further C19 2 light window.
To first floor are 3 three light windows and over the door is an
original 2 light window. In the gables are single 3 light
windows, and above is a datestone in ashlar with raised letter
carving "WD MD ANO DNI 1637". All windows have ovolo moulded
mullions and cornices. Interior has fine C17 dogleg stair,
partly reset, 2 flights, with panelled newels with ball finials,
moulded handrail, large bobbin balusters. In the right hand
bedroom a deeply moulded beam with elaborate strapwork stops. A
further 2 beams in the rear wing have large ogee and triangular
plaque stops. The roof is clasped purlin pegged oak
construction. The house stands on an earlier moated site.
Listing NGR: SK8949425942
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Source: English Heritage
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