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Bothy and Former Kitchen Garden Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbotsbury, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6639 / 50°39'49"N

Longitude: -2.6186 / 2°37'7"W

OS Eastings: 356372

OS Northings: 85094

OS Grid: SY563850

Mapcode National: GBR PT.6SZ8

Mapcode Global: FRA 57DB.3N6

Plus Code: 9C2VM97J+HG

Entry Name: Bothy and Former Kitchen Garden Walls

Listing Date: 7 September 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1329397

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352117

Location: Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Abbotsbury

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Abbotsbury St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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3/10000 Bothy and former Kitchen
Garden Walls


Bothy and kitchen garden walls. Circa 1780s for the 1st
Countess of Ilchester.Limestone rubble with dressed quoins and
red brick arches. Bothy has slate roof with gabled ends and
lateral stack with short brick shaft and yellow clay pot.
Small rectangular-plan 2-storey bothy with one room on each
floor; the ground floor entered from the east side and has a
lateral fireplace on the west side; the first floor is entered
from steps up to a doorway on the south end. The bothy is
built into the east side of a quadrilateral, almost square,
plan walled kitchen garden of about 1 acre.
The bothy has stone-tread brick steps up to first floor
doorway on the south gable end with cambered brick arch and
plank door; the north gable end has 2-light casement with
glazing bars on ground and first floor; the outside east wall
has ground floor doorway at centre with wooden lintel and
plank door; the inside west wall facing kitchen garden is
blind. The kitchen garden walls rise to about 3 metres high
and have doorways with cambered brick arches; a section at the
north end of the west side has been breached.
INTERIOR of bothy has plastered walls and ceiling; first floor
has boarded ceiling.
HISTORY: Abbotsbury Gardens were begun by the 1st Countess of
Ilchester when a walled garden was built for Abbotsbury Castle
[burnt down in 1913]. It contains some important planting by
William Fox-Strangways [1795-1865] 4th Earl of Ilchester and
the planting up to circa 1900 make it renowned as a
'sub-tropical' garden. It is on the Gardens Register grade I.

Listing NGR: SY5637285094

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