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

A Grade I Listed Building in Evesham, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0912 / 52°5'28"N

Longitude: -1.9488 / 1°56'55"W

OS Eastings: 403604

OS Northings: 243647

OS Grid: SP036436

Mapcode National: GBR 3LB.S4C

Mapcode Global: VHB0T.5PLS

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

Listing Date: 7 May 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156720

English Heritage Legacy ID: 147489

Location: Evesham, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR11

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Evesham

Built-Up Area: Evesham

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Evesham All Saints with St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

MERSTOW GREEN
1.
5249
(East Side)
Nos 53 and 54
incorporating Remains
of Abbey Gate
(Abbey Gate House)
SP 0343 NE 1/15 7.5.52.
I GV
2.
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

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