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Gatehouse at Bindon Abbey

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wool, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6802 / 50°40'48"N

Longitude: -2.2093 / 2°12'33"W

OS Eastings: 385305

OS Northings: 86747

OS Grid: SY853867

Mapcode National: GBR 21K.683

Mapcode Global: FRA 6788.T95

Entry Name: Gatehouse at Bindon Abbey

Listing Date: 20 November 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259827

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108858

Location: Wool, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Wool

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wool, East Burton and Combe Keynes

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


20.11.59 (North Side)

Gatehouse at "Bindon


Gatehouse. Contemporary with the house c1794, and incorporating materials from the ruins of Bindon Abbey. In Gothic style. Gatehouse with central archway and rooms - on two floors, on each side. Stone walls with brick dressings, roof part tiled and part flat - behind parapet with brick battlements. East elevation has central brick Gothic arch with four recessed orders. Brick and stone buttresses each side of this, with pinnacles. One window in each of the side sections - that on south now blocked, that on north with lead lights in iron tracery. West (main) elevation has brick arch similar to that on east. Timber doors with traceried panels. Coats of Arms of Cardinal Thomas Weld above this. In each of the side sections a Gothic arched window with three recessed brick orders - windows have timber tracery. Single-storey stone lean-to at north end, under catslide roof. Internally the central archway has Gothic plaster vaulting. The northern side section has lost its first floor - now open to roof. Ground floor room has large open fireplace - now built up. Southern section retains its first floor. C19 fireplace on ground floor. Picturesque.
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Listing NGR: SY8530686747

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