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FORMER BOUNDARY WALL TO BRUTON ABBEY

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FORMER BOUNDARY WALL TO BRUTON ABBEY

List entry Number: 1056393

Location

FORMER BOUNDARY WALL TO BRUTON ABBEY, PLOX

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bruton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1961

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 261624

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

BRUTON CP PLOX (South East side) ST6834NW 8/151 Former boundary wall to Bruton Abbey 24.3.61 GV II

Boundary wall. Possibly C15. Local stone rubble with Doulting stone dressings. Wall about 80 metres long and 6 metres high, divided into 13 bays by offset buttresses; short return at East end, possibly indicating part of the main Abbey Gateway. Bays 1-6 now incorporated into St Mary's Vicarage (qv) and adapted as follows: bay 1 has modern casment to left, then pointed arch 'Y"-tracery window in plain surround, with 2 similar windows bay 2, and above these, in both bays, pairs of blocked quatrefoil panels; bay 3 has large 4-centred carriage arch, now blocked; to bay 4 a 9-panel door up 3 steps, in 4-centre double-beaded arched surround, with fanlight, and a plain 2-light arched window with matching surround over, between them a plaque reading "Haec domus et reliquis abbatiae olim de Bruton constructa et ad usum ecclesiae nuper conversa anno 1822 R C Hoare patrono"; bays 5 and 6 blank, but further blocked segmental arched doorway to bay 7. There is a blocked window in the East return. In C18 the abbey stables stood against this wall (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972).

Listing NGR: ST6835734745

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Couzens, P, Bruton in Selwood, (1972)

National Grid Reference: ST 68357 34745

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