Retreat House / St Mary's Abbey

15 Jun 2002
Retreat House, Abbey Road, Leiston, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk
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St Mary's Abbey, Abbey Road, Leiston, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk
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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


This is part of the Series: IOE\Atkins_Keith IOE Records for Atkins, Keith; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Keith Atkins. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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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