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Abbey Old House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9537 / 51°57'13"N

Longitude: -1.9673 / 1°58'2"W

OS Eastings: 402340

OS Northings: 228362

OS Grid: SP023283

Mapcode National: GBR 3N1.FFM

Mapcode Global: VHB1K.V592

Entry Name: Abbey Old House

Listing Date: 4 July 1960

Last Amended: 31 October 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305465

English Heritage Legacy ID: 133928

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

SP 02 28 WINCHCOMBE COWL LANE
(west side)
4/30
Abbey Old House
(formerly listed as
4.7.60 Abbey Hotel)

- II*

Abbey building, now detached house. C16 core but much subsequent modifica-
tion, entrance facade largely Cl9. Originally one long block, but now with
return gabled wing of Cl9 at east end, and C20 flat roofed addition west
end. Cut and squared limestone to coved cornice on north and parapet south,
coped gables, that to west with large diagonally set square base to ball
finial, and to east stone stack with moulded capping, concrete tile roof
to north, stone slate to south; portion of roof centrally taken up as man-
sard. Entrance front; gable left with 2-storey hexagonal C19 hipped roof
bay with chamfered mullion casements, then, in angle, lofty 4-centred arch
to part glazed 6-panel door in two-storey 5-bay extension from main roof
with 2-light chamfered mullion casements under stepped drips and one canted
oriel on rounded corbel at bay 2, first floor, over series of C19 casements
at ground floor, also, far right, wide 4-panel flush door. Low extension,
left in cut squared limestone to flat weathered parapet. Garden front, 2
storeys and attic in 7 bays, sashes with glazing bars, but far right is
2-storey bow with triple sashes, and far left 1-storey C20 bow. Central
glazed door. At west end, 3-storey gable with canted bay. Interior: at
east end heavy arch-braced roof with upper crucks, wind bracing and untrim-
med rafters, good open well C18 or early C19 stair with turned balusters,
many C19 or C18 paralled doors and elliptical headed openings, some very
heavy rough chamfered beams, and one C16 4-centred built-in opening. This
is very much a palimpsest building, but a rare remnant of the otherwise
thoroughly destroyed Benedictine Abbey, founded in 972. It lies at an
obtuse angle to the only other remnant, known as Winchcombe Abbey (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SP0243328411

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