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Coverham Abbey House

A Grade II Listed Building in Coverham with Agglethorpe, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.2729 / 54°16'22"N

Longitude: -1.8389 / 1°50'19"W

OS Eastings: 410589

OS Northings: 486370

OS Grid: SE105863

Mapcode National: GBR HML1.P1

Mapcode Global: WHC6X.QVJQ

Entry Name: Coverham Abbey House

Listing Date: 13 February 1967

Last Amended: 24 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318563

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321762

Location: Coverham with Agglethorpe, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Coverham with Agglethorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


10/13 Coverham Abbey House
13/2/67 (Formerly listed as Abbey House)


House. C16 and late C18 - early C19. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings,
stone slate roof. 2-storeys, 5 bays. L-shaped plan. South front: late
C18 - early C19 range: part-glazed 4-panel door below fanlight in Doric
doorcase with open pediment, tall entablatures and bases. Sash windows with
glazing bars in projecting ashlar surrounds, with tripartite window,
surmounted by cyma recta drip mould, above door. Shaped kneelers, ashlar
copings; ashlar end stacks, in poor condition at time of resurvey. Older
range at rear to left: roughcast rubble, stone slate roof, 2 lower storeys,
windows in west elevation incorporating C16 stonework. East return of main
house: lengthy medieval Latin inscription referring to the completion of a
rebuilding project in 1508, flanked by figures of Christ in Majesty on the
left, and an abbot on the right, perhaps representing the seal of the abbey.
Above are the letters "IHC" surmounted by a coronet, with an eagle to the
left, and a capital letter "A" on the right, for John Askew, abbot 1488 -
1509. Interior: Adam-style fireplaces, friezes and cornices in the front

Listing NGR: SE1059086369

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

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