ABBEY GUEST HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1047864

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1963

Statutory Address: ABBEY GUEST HOUSE, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: ABBEY GUEST HOUSE, HIGH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Dorchester

National Grid Reference: SU 57880 94216

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History

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Details

DORCHESTER HIGH STREET SU5794 5/45 (East side) 18/07/63 Abbey Guest House

GV II*

Monastic guest house, now museum and tea room. Late C15. Limestone rubble and timber framing with plaster and brick infill; old plain-tile roof with brick stacks. 3-unit plan. 2 storeys. Rubble front has 2 entrances and, to left and centre, tall leaded casements, those at ground floor with labels. Windows in right bay have C18/C19 segmental arches, but a blocked original window retains the trefoiled heads of 2 lights with recessed spandrels. The right end of the wall has the left jamb and springing stone of an arched doorway. Roof has a lateral stack, to left, and a ridge stack, to right. Ends and rear are timber framed in large panels with a full-length rear jetty on curved brackets. Rear has herringbone brick infill at ground floor, leaded casements with ogee mullions, and a blocked 4-centre arched doorway. Right gable wall has a timber-framed staircase addition. Interior: C17 oak panelling; remains of a rear gallery; clasped-purlin roof with queen strut trusses and arched windbraces. The building was converted to a school in 1652.

Listing NGR: SU5788094216

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 248074

Legacy System: LBS

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