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Abbey Guest House, Remains

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.707 / 52°42'25"N

Longitude: -2.7449 / 2°44'41"W

OS Eastings: 349768

OS Northings: 312410

OS Grid: SJ497124

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2JYB

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.T732

Entry Name: Abbey Guest House, Remains

Listing Date: 30 May 1969

Last Amended: 17 November 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455056

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


SHREWSBURY

SJ4912SE ABBEY FOREGATE
653-1/16/76 (South side)
30/05/69 Abbey Guest House, remains
(Formerly Listed as:
ABBEY FOREGATE
(South side)
Remains of Ancient Abbey Guesthouse
& Mill in Messrs B Edwards' Timber
Yard)

GV II*

Guest house or gate house of Shrewsbury Abbey, later used as
part of timber yard. Late C13. Coursed and squared red
sandstone extended in brick with plain tiled roof. 2 storeys,
3-bay plan, with 2 gable walls and part of side walls of
original structure surviving. Gable walls each have remains of
chamfered arched window. North elevation largely as rebuilt to
serve wood yard, with inserted double doors and workshop
windows on each floor, and loading door at upper level.
Lower added wing projecting from this elevation is built
against the single surviving wall of another abbey structure.
This is a continuation of the west wall of the main building,
buttressed, and with traces of the springing for a vaulted
ceiling towards the west. This west wall may incorporate an
earlier precinct wall, and may represent an original
watergate.
(West Midlands Archaeology: Baker N).


Listing NGR: SJ4976412409

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

Description


SHREWSBURY

SJ4912SE ABBEY FOREGATE
653-1/16/76 (South side)
30/05/69 Abbey Guest House, remains
(Formerly Listed as:
ABBEY FOREGATE
(South side)
Remains of Ancient Abbey Guesthouse
& Mill in Messrs B Edwards' Timber
Yard)

GV II*

Guest house or gate house of Shrewsbury Abbey, later used as
part of timber yard. Late C13. Coursed and squared red
sandstone extended in brick with plain tiled roof. 2 storeys,
3-bay plan, with 2 gable walls and part of side walls of
original structure surviving. Gable walls each have remains of
chamfered arched window. North elevation largely as rebuilt to
serve wood yard, with inserted double doors and workshop
windows on each floor, and loading door at upper level.
Lower added wing projecting from this elevation is built
against the single surviving wall of another abbey structure.
This is a continuation of the west wall of the main building,
buttressed, and with traces of the springing for a vaulted
ceiling towards the west. This west wall may incorporate an
earlier precinct wall, and may represent an original
watergate.
(West Midlands Archaeology: Baker N).


Listing NGR: SJ4976412409

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