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Abbey Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Cary, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0779 / 51°4'40"N

Longitude: -2.5202 / 2°31'12"W

OS Eastings: 363652

OS Northings: 131086

OS Grid: ST636310

Mapcode National: GBR MT.DC9S

Mapcode Global: FRA 56M8.L01

Entry Name: Abbey Cottages

Listing Date: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177734

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262040

Location: Castle Cary, South Somerset, Somerset, BA22

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Castle Cary

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

7/107 Nos 1 and 2 Abbey Cottages
- II

Pair cottages, formerly 4. Mid C19, incorporating a variety of fragments from earlier buildings. Cary stone, with
ashlar to south elevation, having Doulting and other stone fragments; plain clay tiled roof with plain gables; brick
chimney stacks. Two storeys, 4 bays. Steel casement windows in earlier openings with keystoned lintols to all but lower
outer bays; two pairs French doors inserted between bays 2 and 3. Fragments in south wall include, in deep recesses,
pair Doric columns about 2 metres high, over which are ogee-arched panels and then crocketted finials - these set to
inside of outer bays; a further crocketted finial in a centre recess under eaves; in east gable wall a blind
'Y'-traceried window. Lean-to against west gable. Source of fragments not known; by tradition they are said to have
come from a building with monastic connections in nearby Galhampton, possibly near Foxcombe Farmhouse (qv).

Listing NGR: ST6365231086

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

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