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Abbots House

A Grade II Listed Building in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9537 / 51°57'13"N

Longitude: -1.9636 / 1°57'48"W

OS Eastings: 402599

OS Northings: 228359

OS Grid: SP025283

Mapcode National: GBR 3N1.GDK

Mapcode Global: VHB1K.X593

Entry Name: Abbots House

Listing Date: 31 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172050

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134033

Location: Winchcombe, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL54

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Winchcombe

Built-Up Area: Winchcombe

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Winchcombe St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

(south-east side)
Nos 5 & 7
- (Abbots House)


House in row, incorporating former shop-front. C17 or earlier. Smooth
rendered ground floor, rough-cast above, with scalloped pargetting
edges to windows and gables, stone slate roof, but some tiles at back.
Two gables to street, and upper storey formerly jettied, but lower
walls now brought forward, and two parallel ranges at back, brick
stacks. Two storeys, 2-windowed, 1:3:1 and 1:4:1 oriels with 'Tudor'
heads to lights and small stone slate canopies over canted bay, sashes
with glazing bars ground floor left, and large casement with bars
and glazed C20 door, right, formerly a shop-front. To left is 6-panel
flush door under transome light with margin bars. A moulded bressummer
runs 2/3 width of the frontage, from left end and a carved angel acts
as a corbel under the right oriel. (See also NMR). Interior includes
some heavy framing in what was formerly the back wall, and the front
wall is also framed above the ground floor; the roof with many original
timbers retains one wind brace. The name of the property is thought
to derive from some association with the George Inn (q.v) adjoining
which was a pilgrims hostel for visitation of the Abbey.

Listing NGR: SP0259928359

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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