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Winchcombe Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9535 / 51°57'12"N

Longitude: -1.9676 / 1°58'3"W

OS Eastings: 402322

OS Northings: 228331

OS Grid: SP023283

Mapcode National: GBR 3N1.FCK

Mapcode Global: VHB1K.V559

Entry Name: Winchcombe Abbey

Listing Date: 4 July 1960

Last Amended: 31 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091539

English Heritage Legacy ID: 133912

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

(north side)
Winchcombe Abbey
(formerly listed as
4.7.60 St Mary's Abbey)

- II

Probably built as Malthouse to St Mary's Abbey, now a large dwelling. C15
or earlier, substantial C19 and C20 modifications. Cut and squared lime-
stone or rubble limestone, concrete replacement stone slate roof, coped
at south gable, large central brick stack. What remains is a single long
block lying approximately north-south, to which was added early C19 a small
parallel range at the south-west end, and in the C20 various elements at
the north end, forming a courtyard, a deep porch with 'Palladian' entry
off-centre, left, and a lean-to porch with stone slate roof, right. Two
storeys with attic, complex fenestration: main front to west has, left of
main porch, 3 glazing bar sashes over small deep-set single light and C20
2-light mullioned casement; to right of porch, one 3-light sash with bars
and single sash with bars and Gothick interlaced bars, over 16-pane sash;
in parallel range glazing bar sash over 3-light casement. The south,
gabled front, at ground floor a larger sash with Gothick interlaced bars,
over this a smaller sash the same, but under deep stepped drip, and in the
gable a single pointed casement with leading under stepped drip. East front,
a diagonal buttress at south end and offset buttress off-centre, right.
Windows include oriel with gable over various C16/C17 fragments and various
casements with Gothick bars, and, ground floor, far right, 3-light C16 mul-
lioned window with cusped heads and 2-light similar without cusps. Main
door is C20 glazed on west side, also C20 doors extreme north end on both
elevations. Interior: very much modified in late C20. At ground floor
is a series of very large transverse roughly chamfered beams and some expo-
sed early joists. Some principals of roof exposed including at south end
deep (450 mm) cambered tie with collar above, one wind-brace; at north end
an A frame. Ground floor room at south end retains C19 cornice. Cusped
C19 windows on east side have hollow-mould chamfers within. Apart from
its intrinsic architectural merits, this property is important historically
as a very rare survival from this major abbey, the only other element being
Abbey House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SP0232228331

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

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