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Abbey House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Yeovil, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0219 / 51°1'18"N

Longitude: -2.5378 / 2°32'16"W

OS Eastings: 362376

OS Northings: 124867

OS Grid: ST623248

Mapcode National: GBR MT.HT0S

Mapcode Global: FRA 56KD.YZV

Plus Code: 9C3V2FC6+QV

Entry Name: Abbey House

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 445808

Location: South Cadbury and Sutton Montis, South Somerset, Somerset, BA22

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: South Cadbury and Sutton Montis

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

Abbey House
Former priest's house. C15 and later. Local lias stone rubble, part rendered, Doulting stone dressings; double Roman
clay tile roof with plain gables; brick chimney stacks. Entrance on south side, which is 2-storey; 5 bays, of which bay
3 has a projecting 2-storey porch: bays 1 and 2, the west end, the oldest portion. Hollow-chamfer mullioned windows of
2 types: bays 1, 2 lower and 5 lower have 4-centre, almost triangular, arched lights, the lower with labels; bays 2, 3
and 5 upper and 4 lower have flat-headed lights; all windows 2-light except those to bay 5, which are 3-light; the
window to upper bay 4 is a horizontal bar casement: porch to bay 3 has plain doorway with part-glazed inner door on
heavy frame. West gable has, below, 4-light hollow-chamfer mullioned window, flat headed lights with some early
external ironwork, set in plain recess, no label; above, centred on gable a 2-light C15 traceried pointed arched window
without label: boarding to crown of gable. North elevation (roadside) of 7 bays: all windows of 2 lights; bay 1 has
hollow-chamfer mullioned window with flat head to lights below, no label, and above an ovolo-mould mullioned window
with label; bay 2 has a 4-centre arched window below, under square label, and above blank; bay 3 a flat-headed window
with inserted timber lintol below, and an early casement window above, half rectangular-leaded and half diamond-
leaded; bays 4 and 6 have near-triangular arched light windows at upper level, and between then a 3-centre arched
window, all three without labels; below a 3-light casement under timber lintol bay 5: lean-to porches bays 4 and 6: bay
7 has a projecting chimney stack of considerable size, and there is an angled corner buttress with offsets to the
north-west. The east gable has an oven projection, a leaded casement window and a C20 window, and some unexplained
corbel brackets. Inside, the east gable has a wide, open fireplace with elm beam, side oven and possibly a curing
chamber above; roughly chamfered cross beam to east room; west room has fine moulded fireplace with nearly triangular
arch, probably early C15: stair case of c1800: north-west corner bedroom has chamfer mould fireplace with triangular
arched lintol over: several 2-panel doors on first floor; roof frame of A-frame collar trusses at east end, and then 4
arch-braced curved collar-trusses, with two purlins to each slope,, the lower and middle sections arch-windbraced. The
building probably erected by the Mont-Acute (Montacute) family who held lands here from the Conquest until the end of
the C15.

Listing NGR: ST6237624867

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

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