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Ruins of Dunkeswell Abbey Gatehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunkeswell, Devon

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Coordinates

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

DUNKESWELL ABBEY
ST 11 SW
1/20 Ruins of Dunkeswell Abbey
Gatehouse
22.2.55
GV II
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
monastery.
Source: P. J. Weddell) Dunkeswell, Devon Religious Houses Survey, No.11 (1986).
Scheduled Ancient Monument 228 (part).


Listing NGR: ST1418910700

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