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Monastery Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9895 / 51°59'22"N

Longitude: -2.1623 / 2°9'44"W

OS Eastings: 388953

OS Northings: 232349

OS Grid: SO889323

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.64M

Mapcode Global: VH93T.G8R6

Plus Code: 9C3VXRQQ+Q3

Entry Name: Monastery Cottage

Listing Date: 4 March 1952

Last Amended: 25 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282808

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376557

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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859-1/2/354 Monastery Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1, 2 and 3 Abbey Cottages
including wall on east)


Detached house. C16 and C17. Random stonework, timber-framing,
brick, tiled roof. An L-plan, the main N/S block may have been
cross-passage 2-room, but wing to E possibly earlier.
2 storeys, the main W front 2-windowed; to left recessed
chamfer stone mullioned casements, 3-light at first floor,
breaking through eaves to slight dormer, and at ground floor
4-light with drip mould, and incorporating an inserted moulded
mullion. To right a 3-light C19 casement above 9-pane fixed
light to segmental brick arch, and a small single light,
centre ; all this in rough coursed squared stone. Right return
has brick nogged framed gable over random stone, with 2-light
above 3-light casements as front, with drip courses. To right
at back eaves a large brick stack, then framed wing with two
2-light casements at first floor, above various later
N gable random stone has 2-light casement low left, and
mid-height centre a blocked opening to remains of ogee or
4-centred arch. Above a moulded string at collar height 2
lofty C17 brick stacks set diagonally, the flues separated.
Back has stone section with single light at first floor set in
chamfered surround above blocked doorway; left is set-back
brick nogged framing above brought forward stone principal
entry with plank door in 4-centred arch with spandrels. Framed
wing returns to left, with two 2-light casements at first
floor and one below.
INTERIOR: main parlour with heavy chamfered stopped beam and
fine C16 moulded 4-centred fireplace; kitchen end with rough
spine beam, cut through where later central winder stair
inserted, and heavy bressumer fire, now boarded in, with bread
oven to left. Rear kitchen, in wing, with chamfered stopped
beam. Windows set to deep embrasures, including small light to
W front, probably former doorway. Back wing has heavy jowelled
posts, but roof timbers seem to have been modified. Main roof
in 3 bays, with principals stopped to collars, large square
ties, many original rafters, and one range wind bracing;
ventilating slit in N gable.
An important building archaeologically, thought to have been
part of the monastery Almonry, and connected to Abbey Barn
(qv) by remains of the barn's continued W wall.

Listing NGR: SO8895432346

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