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Former Boundary Wall to Bruton Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Bruton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1112 / 51°6'40"N

Longitude: -2.4534 / 2°27'12"W

OS Eastings: 368358

OS Northings: 134749

OS Grid: ST683347

Mapcode National: GBR MX.BB84

Mapcode Global: VH8BG.FBCJ

Plus Code: 9C3V4G6W+FM

Entry Name: Former Boundary Wall to Bruton Abbey

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056393

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261624

ID on this website: 101056393

Location: Bruton, Somerset, BA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Bruton

Built-Up Area: Bruton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Former boundary wall to Bruton Abbey



Boundary wall. Possibly C15. Local stone rubble with Doulting stone dressings. Wall about 80 metres long and 6 metres
high, divided into 13 bays by offset buttresses; short return at East end, possibly indicating part of the main Abbey
Gateway. Bays 1-6 now incorporated into St Mary's Vicarage (qv) and adapted as follows: bay 1 has modern casment to
left, then pointed arch 'Y"-tracery window in plain surround, with 2 similar windows bay 2, and above these, in both
bays, pairs of blocked quatrefoil panels; bay 3 has large 4-centred carriage arch, now blocked; to bay 4 a 9-panel door
up 3 steps, in 4-centre double-beaded arched surround, with fanlight, and a plain 2-light arched window with matching
surround over, between them a plaque reading "Haec domus et reliquis abbatiae olim de Bruton constructa et ad usum
ecclesiae nuper conversa anno 1822 R C Hoare patrono"; bays 5 and 6 blank, but further blocked segmental arched doorway
to bay 7. There is a blocked window in the East return. In C18 the abbey stables stood against this wall (Couzens P,
Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972).

Listing NGR: ST6835834749

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