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Abbey Guest House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dorchester, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6438 / 51°38'37"N

Longitude: -1.1649 / 1°9'53"W

OS Eastings: 457880

OS Northings: 194216

OS Grid: SU578942

Mapcode National: GBR 90F.SD8

Mapcode Global: VHCY8.RYJ8

Entry Name: Abbey Guest House

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047864

English Heritage Legacy ID: 248074

Location: Dorchester, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX10

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Dorchester

Built-Up Area: Dorchester

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Dorchester

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

5/45 (East side)
18/07/63 Abbey Guest House


Monastic guest house, now museum and tea room. Late C15. Limestone rubble and
timber framing with plaster and brick infill; old plain-tile roof with brick
stacks. 3-unit plan. 2 storeys. Rubble front has 2 entrances and, to left and
centre, tall leaded casements, those at ground floor with labels. Windows in
right bay have C18/C19 segmental arches, but a blocked original window retains
the trefoiled heads of 2 lights with recessed spandrels. The right end of the
wall has the left jamb and springing stone of an arched doorway. Roof has a
lateral stack, to left, and a ridge stack, to right. Ends and rear are timber
framed in large panels with a full-length rear jetty on curved brackets. Rear
has herringbone brick infill at ground floor, leaded casements with ogee
mullions, and a blocked 4-centre arched doorway. Right gable wall has a
timber-framed staircase addition. Interior: C17 oak panelling; remains of a rear
gallery; clasped-purlin roof with queen strut trusses and arched windbraces. The
building was converted to a school in 1652.

Listing NGR: SU5788094216

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