The dovecote, malthouse, outer gatehouse and walling, gateway, granary and tithe barn, St Peter's Abbey, Abbotsbury - West Dorset

This large scheduled site contains 12 individually listed buildings, four of which are in poor or very bad condition. Several of the buildings were included in a 2013/14 condition survey to inform a future repair strategy. The published photo shows the dovecote, which is disused and unstable. It has potential for low-key use in conjunction with a visitor attraction centred on the nearby Tithe Barn complex. Historic England and the estate are developing a programme of repairs for several of the buildings in the complex. The estate has repaired the precinct walls.

The dovecote, malthouse, outer gatehouse and walling, gateway, granary and tithe barn, St Peter's Abbey, Abbotsbury - West Dorset
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: St Peter's Abbey
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1015693
  • Local Planning Authority: West Dorset
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Religious house

Location

  • Building Name: The dovecote
  • County: Dorset
  • District / Borough: West Dorset
  • Parish: Abbotsbury
  • Parliamentary Constituency: West Dorset
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 5 grade I; 5 grade II*; 4 grade II, LB grade II, part in CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1015693 and 1305224; 1118743; 1305209; 1118706; 1118747; 1172244; 1118746; 1172220; 1324227; 1118741; 1118742; 1118744; 1118745; 1118748

Contact Details

Katy Hoskyn 0117 975 1311

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England