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Latitude: 50.811 / 50°48'39"N
Longitude: -2.4761 / 2°28'33"W
OS Eastings: 366553
OS Northings: 101376
OS Grid: ST665013
Mapcode National: GBR MW.YBGG
Mapcode Global: FRA 56PY.K6B
Entry Name: Guest House of Cerne Abbey
Listing Date: 26 January 1956
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1119470
English Heritage Legacy ID: 105384
Location: Cerne Abbas, Dorset, Dorset, DT2
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Cerne Abbas
Built-Up Area: Cerne Abbas
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Cerne Abbas St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 6601 CERNE ABBAS CERNE ABBEY
11/59 Guest House of
26.1.56 Cerne Abbey.
Guest House. Later C15, probably under abbot John Vanne
(1458-70). Knapped flint and dressed stone walls (limestone),
with mainly Ham stone quoins. Renewed stone slate roof
(Cricklade, Glocs.), C20. Stone stack with C20 brick capping
on ridge. Pineapple-type finial on west gable apex block.
Two storeys. 4 windows. North elevation: 2 C15 windows with
2 trefoiled lights in a square head. Window of c 1500 in an
earlier door-blocking has 2 cinquefoil lights with bowtell-
mouldings in a square head, casement moulding, label with
returned stops. Immediately east of this window: the east
side of a C15 doorway, jamb and part of the 2-centred head
survive. Remains (heads) of 3 C15 windows, further east.
Middle of north wall, has a C15 oriel window 'restored and
reset' (RCHM), canted with windows of two trefoiled and
transomed lights in each face, with standards at the angles.
Oriel rests on moulded corbelling. Either side of the oriel
are two windows, originally similar to one face of the oriel.
Stable door into former stable-conversion towards east end.
Doorway in west gable, early C16, with moulded jambs, step-
stopped, and 4-centred arch in a square head, with foliage
spandrels and label, probably created when north doorway
blocked. South wall of the building originally continued
further east. Interior: main fireplace in west room with
dressed stone jambs and continuous wood lintel carried over
blocked door-passage. Fireplace in former upper room
visible and blocked. Fireplace in south wall, east room,
first floor, small with depressed-arch head. Probable fire-
place in present east gable wall, (blockings/fissures).
Ceiling-beam in west end room, with hollows and bowtells, early
C16. Cruck roof-construction. Scheduled Ancient Monument,
(RCHM Dorset I, p79(2))
Listing NGR: ST6655101374
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