Abbey House / Abbey Farmhouse

21 Mar 2003
Abbey House, Church Street, Abbotsbury, West Dorset, Dorset, DT3 4JJ
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Abbey Farmhouse, Church Street, Abbotsbury, West Dorset, Dorset, DT3 4JJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


10/19 Abbey House, (formerly listed 26.1.56 as Abbey Farmhouse)


Detached House, former farmhouse and previously part of monastic buildings east of cloister. C14 material reused, C17 and C19 refashioning. Rubble-stone and dressed stone walls. Slate roof with stone gable-copings and scroll-kneeler at left hand end and half-hip at right hand end. Stone stack with castellated parapet at left hand gable. Brick stack right of centre, .C18. Two storeys and dormers.

4 windows (first-floor). Ground floor openings: square C19 2-light bay window with a hipped slate roof; 3-light cast-iron casement with a wooden lintel over; porch with a flush panel wooden door and hipped slate roof; 3-light bay window with a hipped slate roof; small rectangular window, medieval; 3-light C19.

Wooden casement; single light wooden casement. First Floor:two 3-light C19 cast- iron casements with wooden cills and two 3-light wooden casements. 3 C20 dormers, 2-light casements. North ranges, C17, with stone gable coping and apex-block.

2-light wooden casements on west side. Fragments of C12 sculpture from the abbey built in. Adjoining wing abuts and has a stone slab roof, very tall gable-end chimney has a castellated parapet and set-offs. Interior: 2 back-to-back fire- places with dressed stone jambs and saw-cut wooden lintels and wooden lintel with large chamfer and stepped stops.

Listing NGR: SY5781285154


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0137 IOE Records taken by Derek Beauchamp; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Derek Beauchamp. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Beauchamp, Derek

Rights Holder: Beauchamp, Derek


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