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Abbey House, Cathedral School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4511 / 51°27'3"N

Longitude: -2.6015 / 2°36'5"W

OS Eastings: 358297

OS Northings: 172626

OS Grid: ST582726

Mapcode National: GBR C6L.MN

Mapcode Global: VH88M.VSJG

Entry Name: Abbey House, Cathedral School

Listing Date: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202130

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379307

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Hotwells and Harbourside

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


901-1/15/64 (South side)
Abbey House, Cathedral School


Porter's lodge and gateway to Augustinian monastery, now
school. Mid C12 archway in C17 house, rebuilt mid C20.
Limestone ashlar, red sandstone rubble and render, tiled cross
gabled roof. Double-depth plan. Late Norman-style archway.
3 storeys; 2-gable range. A pair of gables to the W front has
a left-hand semicircular archway of 3 orders with scallop
capitals, outer arch with woven pattern moulding, the inner 2
with zigzag, to an inner 4-centre arch, with 2 small relief
shields above; to the E side a similar arch has a rounded
surround. Mid C20 metal casements above. Gabled right-hand
return of red Pennant rubble.
INTERIOR: rebuilt mid C20; the passage between the archways
has a concrete roof.
HISTORICAL NOTE: part of the Augustinian abbey of St Augustine
(qv), a C12 archway into a courtyard, the C17 house built over
it gutted by fire in the Second World War, and rebuilt
internally. The arch closely related to that in the N
elevation of the Cathedral School (qv), and to the Great
Gateway (qv).
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and
Bristol: London: 1958-: 386; Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B:
Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 17;
Archaeologica: 1911-).

Listing NGR: ST5829772626

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