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Description: Former Boundary Wall to Bruton Abbey
Date Listed: 24 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 261624
OS Grid Reference: ST6835734745
OS Grid Coordinates: 368357, 134745
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1111, -2.4534
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BRUTON CP PLOX (South East side)
8/151 Former boundary wall to Bruton
Boundary wall. Possibly C15. Local stone rubble with Doulting stone dressings. Wall about 80 metres long and 6 metres
high, divided into 13 bays by offset buttresses; short return at East end, possibly indicating part of the main Abbey
Gateway. Bays 1-6 now incorporated into St Mary's Vicarage (qv) and adapted as follows: bay 1 has modern casment to
left, then pointed arch 'Y"-tracery window in plain surround, with 2 similar windows bay 2, and above these, in both
bays, pairs of blocked quatrefoil panels; bay 3 has large 4-centred carriage arch, now blocked; to bay 4 a 9-panel door
up 3 steps, in 4-centre double-beaded arched surround, with fanlight, and a plain 2-light arched window with matching
surround over, between them a plaque reading "Haec domus et reliquis abbatiae olim de Bruton constructa et ad usum
ecclesiae nuper conversa anno 1822 R C Hoare patrono"; bays 5 and 6 blank, but further blocked segmental arched doorway
to bay 7. There is a blocked window in the East return. In C18 the abbey stables stood against this wall (Couzens P,
Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972).
Listing NGR: ST6835734745
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