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Abbey Precinct Wall, Westminster

Description: Abbey Precinct Wall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 208815

OS Grid Reference: TQ3014879337
OS Grid Coordinates: 530148, 179337
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4980, -0.1265

Location: Great College Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3 SW1P 3PF

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW1P 3PF

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Listing Text

Abbey Precinct Wall

G.V. I

Precinct wall. Early medieval and c.1374 with later additions and
alterations. 20 ft high wall of Kentish Ragstone rubble with ashlar below
high tide level along the former river front, weathered brick coping. The
wall can be traced above ground level eastwards from the left hand part of
the ground floor of No. 30 Great College Street, free standing along the
south and east sides of the Abbey or Canons' Garden. The re-entrant
opposite the Jewel Tower was built c.1374-76 and is incorporated into No. 4
and the otherwise post war rebuilt No. 3 Little Cloisters. The early wall
returns westwards to the south of the Chapter House and is incorporated
into the back north elevation of Nos. 2, 2A, 2B and No. 3 Little Cloisters
with rebuilt octagonal stone tower to rear of No. 1. To Great College
Street there are late medieval 5-centred arched doorways and later C.18 and
C.19 square headed doorways inserted.


Listing NGR: TQ3014879336

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Source: English Heritage

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