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Abbey House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Horton, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8661 / 50°51'57"N

Longitude: -1.9584 / 1°57'30"W

OS Eastings: 403024

OS Northings: 107398

OS Grid: SU030073

Mapcode National: GBR 426.PP2

Mapcode Global: FRA 66ST.8VF

Entry Name: Abbey House

Listing Date: 18 March 1955

Last Amended: 4 November 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120088

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107549

Location: Horton, East Dorset, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

Civil Parish: Horton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Horton and Chalbury St Wolfrida

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


5/90 Abbey House
(formerly listed as
18.3.55 'The Vicarage')


Probably a monastic building in origin, now a private house c1500 with
extensive alteration and refacing, C18. Timber frame with cladding in Flemish
bond brickwork. Tiled roof with end and central brick stacks. Stone cornice
with brick parapet and stone coping. Approximately symmetrical 2 storeys, 7
bays. Central 3 bay pavilion projects slightly. 12 pane sashes have flat,
gauged brick arches with stone keystones. Outer bays have round headed sashes
with keystones and imposts. Central part glazed door in flat open porch.
Blind recess in parapet above.

Internal features (RCHM): 4 bay roof of c1500 with tie beam trusses having
cambered and chamfered collars supporting purlins with curved windbracing;
mezzanine room with C18 joinery and plasterwork. (R.C.H.M. Dorset, Vol V,
p.36/7, no. 6 Newman, J and Pevsner N. The Buildings of England. Dorset,
1972, p.235).

Listing NGR: SU0302607398

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