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Abbey Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunkeswell, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8893 / 50°53'21"N

Longitude: -3.2213 / 3°13'16"W

OS Eastings: 314195

OS Northings: 110692

OS Grid: ST141106

Mapcode National: GBR LW.S7QF

Mapcode Global: FRA 464R.GVB

Plus Code: 9C2RVQQH+PF

Entry Name: Abbey Cottage

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Last Amended: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166318

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86576

Location: Dunkeswell, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Town: East Devon

Civil Parish: Dunkeswell

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dunkeswell St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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ST 11 SW
1/21 Abbey Cottage (formerly listed as
Gatehouse Cottage)
Cottage, former small farmhouse and originally part of the gatehouse of Dunkeswell
Abbey (q.v.). The gatehouse is early C16, this was probably enlarged to a small
farmhouse in the later C16 or C17, modernised circa 1980. Local stone rubble
incorporating small fragments of Beerstone ashlar from the gatehouse; stone rubble
stacks topped with C20 brick; thatch roof, slate and tile roofs to rear outshots.
Plan: 2-room plan cottage facing north. The right (western) room has a rear
lateral stack and the left room has a projecting front lateral stack. There may
once have been a passage between the 2 rooms. The right room was originally built
as part of Dunkeswell Abbey gatehouse. It was the room of the southern side of the
carriageway. The northern room remains as a ruin. It is listed as the ruins of
Dunkeswell Abbey gatehouse (q.v). Since no internal inspection was available at the
time of this survey it is not clear how much of the original gatehouse was rebuilt
when the farmhouse was built. It is 2 storeys with a single storey kitchen
extension of circa 1980 to rear of the right end.
Exterior: the north front has no windows. There is a roughly central doorway here
and it contains a C20 part-glazed plank door under a thatch hood which is carried
down from the eaves. The windows round the other sides are C20 casements with
glazing bars. The roof is half-hipped each end.
Interior was not available for inspection at the time of the survey although it is
said to include C16 and C17 carpentry and other detail. The previous list
description reports "2 open hearths and a doorway with pointed stone head and stop
chamfered jambs".
Dunkeswell Abbey was founded in 1201 by William, Lord Brewere as a cistercian
Scheduled Ancient Monument 228 (part).
Source: P. J.Weddell, Dunkeswell, Devon Religious Houses Survey No. 11 (1986).

Listing NGR: ST1419510692

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