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Bindon Abbey

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wool, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6805 / 50°40'49"N

Longitude: -2.2086 / 2°12'30"W

OS Eastings: 385360

OS Northings: 86781

OS Grid: SY853867

Mapcode National: GBR 21K.6GK

Mapcode Global: FRA 6788.MF4

Entry Name: Bindon Abbey

Listing Date: 20 November 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108856

Location: Wool, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Wool

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wool, East Burton and Combe Keynes

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text



(North Side)

"Bindon Abbey"


House and chapel. Built c1794, in Gothic style, re-using materials from the ruins
of Bindon Abbey (q.v.). Extended at rear in C19. Stone walls, slate roofs with
pinnacled parapets to gables, brick stacks. Two storeys. Original building has
rectangular 4-room plan with central entrance hall and staircase. The two rear
rooms - originally service rooms, under a lean-to roof. Main elevation has central
battlemented porch, with recessed carved panels in battlements. Moulded Gothic arch
in square frame with heraldic ornament in spandrils. Ground floor has two 4-light
windows with timber tracery under hoodmoulds. First floor has three Gothic arched
windows with timber tracery. The west wall has a 4-light window on ground floor
with timber tracery, under hoodmoulds. Gothic arched panelled door on first floor
leads on to an external timber staircase - (separate entrance to chapel). Above
this a Gothic arched niche. Rear range - under lean-to - has square-headed windows
with timber tracery on each floor.
The later rear wing has plastered brick walls and a flat roof with parapets.
Windows similar to those in original building. Staircase tower to main house
projects above lean-to, with gabled roof.
Internally, entrance hall has Gothic plaster vaulting. Doors to main rooms in
Gothic style with traceried panelling. Simple cut-string stair with square
balusters and wreathed mahogany handrail. On first floor, front part of house forms
a Chapel, with Gothic plaster vaulting. Good example of early Gothic Revival.
RCHM Monument 7.

Listing NGR: SY8536086781

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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