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Abbey Precinct Wall

A Grade I Listed Building in St James's, London

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Latitude: 51.498 / 51°29'52"N

Longitude: -0.1264 / 0°7'35"W

OS Eastings: 530148

OS Northings: 179337

OS Grid: TQ301793

Mapcode National: GBR HK.S5

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.RLJZ

Entry Name: Abbey Precinct Wall

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357235

English Heritage Legacy ID: 208815

Location: Westminster, London, SW1P

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Westminster Abbey Extra Parochial Place

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

Abbey Precinct Wall

G.V. I

Precinct wall. Early medieval and c.1374 with later additions and
alterations. 20 ft high wall of Kentish Ragstone rubble with ashlar below
high tide level along the former river front, weathered brick coping. The
wall can be traced above ground level eastwards from the left hand part of
the ground floor of No. 30 Great College Street, free standing along the
south and east sides of the Abbey or Canons' Garden. The re-entrant
opposite the Jewel Tower was built c.1374-76 and is incorporated into No. 4
and the otherwise post war rebuilt No. 3 Little Cloisters. The early wall
returns westwards to the south of the Chapter House and is incorporated
into the back north elevation of Nos. 2, 2A, 2B and No. 3 Little Cloisters
with rebuilt octagonal stone tower to rear of No. 1. To Great College
Street there are late medieval 5-centred arched doorways and later C.18 and
C.19 square headed doorways inserted.


Listing NGR: TQ3014879336

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