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Latitude: 51.4511 / 51°27'3"N
Longitude: -2.6015 / 2°36'5"W
OS Eastings: 358297
OS Northings: 172626
OS Grid: ST582726
Mapcode National: GBR C6L.MN
Mapcode Global: VH88M.VSJG
Entry Name: Abbey House, Cathedral School
Listing Date: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202130
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379307
Location: Bristol, BS1
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Hotwells and Harbourside
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
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901-1/15/64 (South side)
Abbey House, Cathedral School
Porter's lodge and gateway to Augustinian monastery, now
school. Mid C12 archway in C17 house, rebuilt mid C20.
Limestone ashlar, red sandstone rubble and render, tiled cross
gabled roof. Double-depth plan. Late Norman-style archway.
3 storeys; 2-gable range. A pair of gables to the W front has
a left-hand semicircular archway of 3 orders with scallop
capitals, outer arch with woven pattern moulding, the inner 2
with zigzag, to an inner 4-centre arch, with 2 small relief
shields above; to the E side a similar arch has a rounded
surround. Mid C20 metal casements above. Gabled right-hand
return of red Pennant rubble.
INTERIOR: rebuilt mid C20; the passage between the archways
has a concrete roof.
HISTORICAL NOTE: part of the Augustinian abbey of St Augustine
(qv), a C12 archway into a courtyard, the C17 house built over
it gutted by fire in the Second World War, and rebuilt
internally. The arch closely related to that in the N
elevation of the Cathedral School (qv), and to the Great
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and
Bristol: London: 1958-: 386; Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B:
Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 17;
Listing NGR: ST5829772626
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