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Latitude: 50.8894 / 50°53'21"N
Longitude: -3.2214 / 3°13'16"W
OS Eastings: 314189
OS Northings: 110700
OS Grid: ST141107
Mapcode National: GBR LW.S7QD
Mapcode Global: FRA 464R.8V9
Entry Name: Ruins of Dunkeswell Abbey Gatehouse
Listing Date: 22 February 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098253
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86575
Location: Dunkeswell, East Devon, Devon, EX14
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Dunkeswell
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Dunkeswell St Nicholas
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
ST 11 SW
1/20 Ruins of Dunkeswell Abbey
Ruins of part of the gatehouse, formerly to Dunkeswell Abbey. Early C16. Local
stone and flint rubble with Beerstone ashlar detail. This roofless 1-room plan
building was originally 2 storeys high and was built as the northern part of the
gatenouse. The room south of the carriageway has been incorporated into Abbey
Cottage (q.v). The front (west) side includes a first floor window and, at the
right end is the moulded jamb and springing of the original Tudor arch gateway. A
lateral stack in the left (north) wall serves a small Beerstone ashlar fireplace
with chamfered surround. The rear wall contains a blocked 2-light window with
cinquefoil heads and sunken spandrels and there is a ground floor 2-centred arch
doorway and first floor segmental pointed arch doorway, both of which led to a
collapsed newel stair turret.
Dunkeswell Abbey was founded in 1201 by William, Lord Brewere, as a Cistercian
Source: P. J. Weddell) Dunkeswell, Devon Religious Houses Survey, No.11 (1986).
Scheduled Ancient Monument 228 (part).
Listing NGR: ST1418910700
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