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
© Historic England

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