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

This large scheduled site contains 12 individually listed buildings, six 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. In 2018/19, Historic England Repair Grants helped to fund project development work on the Tithe Barn, in preparation for repairs to start in 2019, and also works to the Granary.

The dovecote, malthouse, outer gatehouse and walling, gateway, granary and tithe barn, St Peter's Abbey, Abbotsbury - Dorset (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

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

Location

    Building Name:
    The dovecote
    Unitary Authority:
    Dorset (UA)
    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:
    D
    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