Retreat House / St Mary's Abbey
- 15 Jun 2002
- Retreat House, Abbey Road, Leiston, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk
- St Mary's Abbey, Abbey Road, Leiston, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TM 46 SW LEISTON-CUM-SIZEWELL ABBEY ROAD 4/28 Retreat House (formerly listed with St Mary's Abbey) 13.3.51
Former farmhouse, used until recently as a Christian study centre. C17. Stands in south aisle of the abbey, the south wall incorporating part of the abbey walling. Timber framed and plastered, plaintile roof. 2-storeys and attic.
North elevation has 3 window range, casements, some with original leaded lights; plain boarded door. Single dormer window to left hand side. Early C19 wing extends across west end of abbey nave. 2-storeys, brick with slate roof.
3 window range, sashes with glazing bars in flush frames, flat arches. Central doorway with inset 6-panel door; panelled reveals and arch soffit; semi-circular fanlight with radiating glazing bars. To the left hand side is a mid-C19 extension under the same hipped roof. To the right hand side is a 4-storey C20 extension.
Listing NGR: TM4446864172
Copyright IoE Mr Keith Atkins. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Atkins, Keith
Rights Holder: Atkins, Keith
Brick, Plaster, Slate, Tile, Timber, Tudor Timber Framed Building, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Stuart Farmhouse, Jacobean Domestic, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Retreat, Commercial, Religious Ritual And Funerary