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Abbott's Walk

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abbotsbury, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6647 / 50°39'53"N

Longitude: -2.5984 / 2°35'54"W

OS Eastings: 357804

OS Northings: 85177

OS Grid: SY578851

Mapcode National: GBR PT.SSBL

Mapcode Global: FRA 57FB.5HF

Entry Name: Abbott's Walk

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Last Amended: 20 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118746

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105135

Location: Abbotsbury, West Dorset, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Abbotsbury

Built-Up Area: Abbotsbury

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Abbotsbury St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


10/16 Abbott's Walk, (formerly listed
26.1.56 as Estate Workshop)

Monastic Building, (perhaps Abbot's Lodging), now private residence. C14 and C17
with intrusive C19 cart-shed arches. Coursed rubble-stone walls with stone quoins.
Slate roofs throughout the stone gable-copings and scroll kneelers. Brick stacks
at-far west gable (C19 extension), C20 stack on rear wall. C19 range at left hand,
2 storeys. 3 windows, 3-light cast-iron casements with wooden cills, C20 2-light
wooden casement with lead lights. Segmental stone arches. C20 stone porch with
pitched slate roof and C20 door. Main range: 2 cart-shed entrances with segmental
stone heads, now blocked and provided with C20 bow-windows. C14 jambs with straight
head of a doorway, blocking low down, and concrete 2-light mullion over. C17
3-light stone mullion window with straight-chamfered jambs- and a transom. Fixed
wooden windows. North-east corner of the building projects as an oratory, East
wall has window of 2 tiers of 4-light mullions each with a trefoil-cusped head,
C14. 3-light stone mullion window over, straight-chamfered, C17. North elevation:
blocked C14 doorway with 4-centred head. 2-light C14 window with trefoil-cusping
in a square head. Large C14 window. 2-light and transomed with trefoiled ogee
heads and a sexfoil-in-circle over. Keeled label over. External stairway with
depressed-arch head under,up to landing. C19 altered C20. Interior features:
east wall, south of oratory, C14 head-corbel, hair survives, half of face missing.
Oratory area: C14 piscina in south wall with trefoil ogee head, drain and credence
shelf over. 2 plain corbels at springing height of the east window.
(RCHM, Dorset I, p.6(3).)

Listing NGR: SY5780885177

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