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The Malthouse 5 Metres East of the Abbey House and Attached Walling

A Grade I Listed Building in Abbotsbury, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6646 / 50°39'52"N

Longitude: -2.5979 / 2°35'52"W

OS Eastings: 357835

OS Northings: 85158

OS Grid: SY578851

Mapcode National: GBR PT.SSGJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 57FB.5P0

Plus Code: 9C2VMC72+RR

Entry Name: The Malthouse 5 Metres East of the Abbey House and Attached Walling

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Last Amended: 20 May 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118747

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105136

Location: Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3

County: 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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10/17 The Malthouse 5 metres east
of The Abbey House and
26.1.56 attached walling (formerly
listed as shed and walling
GV to east)


Former abbey building, possibly infirmary, traditionally called The Malthouse,
c.1400, with c.C18 west gable wall. Building originally extended further west.
Ashlar and rubble-stone walls. Buttress with 2 set-offs at south west corner.
Clay Roman tile roof. No stacks, 2 storeys, originally, though now only ceiled
at west end, 4 windows, irregular fenestration. C14 openings with later wooden
framing, skewed loop-light at centre. 2-centred archway immediately west of south
wall, of two moulded orders dying into the jambs. East part of this wall was
formerly covered by the south wing and has a large opening with a square head of 3
chamfered orders, blocked. West of this is a blocked pedestrian doorway with
pointed-segmental head. The east wall has 2 square-headed lights to the lower
floor. Upper floor has a single late C14 window of two trefoiled lights, cross-
transomed, rebated internally for shutters, and with a chamfered reve-arch.
Interior: beam shelf on north and south walls at upper floor level. Vertical
chases in the south wall probably for the wall-parts of the original roof.
Attached west wall of south wing, running south for 60 metres and c.3.5 metres high.
Openings north to south: single square-headed light; window of two trefoiled
lights in a square head; doorway with a segmental-pointed head; three ranges of
two single-light windows, set one above another, all these have square heads,
except the southern on the ground floor, which has a trefoiled head.
(RCHM, Dorset I, p.6 (3).)

Listing NGR: SY5783785157

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