FORMER BOUNDARY WALL TO BRUTON ABBEY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1056393

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1961

Statutory Address: FORMER BOUNDARY WALL TO BRUTON ABBEY, PLOX

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Location

Statutory Address: FORMER BOUNDARY WALL TO BRUTON ABBEY, PLOX

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Bruton

National Grid Reference: ST 68357 34745

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 261624

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Sources

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

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