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Ruins of Dunkeswell Abbey Gatehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunkeswell, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098253

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86575

Location: Dunkeswell, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

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

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Listing Text

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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