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Abbey House, Cathedral School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hotwells and Harbourside, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

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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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5872NW COLLEGE GREEN
901-1/15/64 (South side)
Abbey House, Cathedral School

GV II*

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
Gateway (qv).
(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;
Archaeologica: 1911-).


Listing NGR: ST5829772626

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