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North Precinct Wall

A Grade I Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8687 / 51°52'7"N

Longitude: -2.2467 / 2°14'48"W

OS Eastings: 383112

OS Northings: 218929

OS Grid: SO831189

Mapcode National: GBR 1KZ.W7W

Mapcode Global: VH94C.09M9

Plus Code: 9C3VVQ93+F8

Entry Name: North Precinct Wall

Listing Date: 23 January 1952

Last Amended: 15 December 1998

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271580

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472138

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

County: Gloucestershire

District: Gloucester

Town: Gloucester

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Gloucester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hempsted with Gloucester, Saint Mary de Lode and Saint Mary de Crypt

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


844-1/8/57 North Precinct Wall
(Formerly Listed as:
Remains of Abbey wall, Abbot's
Palace; Little Cloisters & Monastic
remains on N)


Part of the precinct wall of the former Abbey of St Peter on
the south side of Pitt Street between the entrance to the
King's School (qv), on the north side of the precinct, and the
north-west corner of the precinct at the junction of Pitt
Street and St Mary's Street. Originally C12, the eastern half
heightened and altered c1535 for Abbot Parker to serve as the
north wall of a long gallery at first-floor level and linked
to the Abbot's House; after 1540 the Bishop's Palace, which
except for the wall was demolished in the mid C19; the wall
repaired at various dates. Rubble, ashlar and brick. A length
of wall which incorporates some of the fenestration of the
former C16 gallery added against it.
EXTERIOR: the north front of the wall facing Pitt Street of
rubble with weathered coping to most of its length, at
left-hand end a boldly projecting C19 buttress to right of the
entrance to the forecourt of the King's School.
From the buttress to the right at the first-floor level of the
former C16 long gallery is a four-light window with stone
mullions and Tudor-arched lights in a moulded stone frame with
eared hoodmould, further right a late C16 or early C17
two-light stone-mullioned window; to right of this, in the
approximate centre of the former gallery, an oriel window of
four-lights to front and canted, single, side-lights on an
ashlar apron supported on steeply raked corbelling courses of
ashlar, the window with stone mullions, Tudor arches in the
lights, and a moulded stone sill, at the base of the
corbelling the wall strengthened by the addition of a low
buttress with weathered offset; to right of oriel a late C16
two-light window and further right a three-light window with
arched lights, both with details similar to the two windows to
the left of the oriel; further right the end of the former
gallery indicated by the reduction in the height of the wall
which then continues to the north-west corner of the precinct
and returns on the west flank facing St Mary's Street.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SO8311218928

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

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