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


List entry Number: 1066375



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Sep-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 208836

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TQ 2979 SE and 3079 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BROAD SANCTUARY, SW1 100/7 ;101/ 4 (ABBEY PRECINCT AND WESTMINSTER SCHOOL) 23.9.66 The Deanery and Sub Dean's Residence with The Jericho Parlour

G.V. I

Former Abbot's Lodging. Principally of c.1370, with the Jericho parlour early C.16, and C.17 and C.19, with some mid C.20 rebuilding. Grey and buff stone and painted brick, tiled and leaded roofs. Built round oblong courtyard flanking the west side of the Cloister with the north range abutting the south west tower of the Abbey and the south range flanking the Parlour (see under Great Cloisters), and extending into the north east corner of Dean's Yard. Access to main courtyard by tierceron vaulted passage off the Parlour. The west range comprises the Abbot's Hall (now College Hall) of c.1370 with C.19 battlemented parapet; the hall interior has a low pitched, king post roof with heavy tie beams on arched braces, with traceried spandrels, springing from stone angel corbels; 2-light windows with similar tracery to those in Abbot Litlyngton's mid C.14 completion of the Cloister, restored (glazed 1375-76); at the south end is a plain C.17 screen with gallery; beyond, to south, lies the kitchen with large fireplace in east wall; north of the hall is the Jerusalem Chamber with low pitch arched brace tie beam roof, renewed 2-light west window and Perpendicular 4-light north window; C.16/C.17 fireplace with Tuscan columns and 2 more orders of columns. to the c.1630 overmantel; exceptionally fine mid C.13 stained glass medallions reset from Abbey Church; the basement of the Jerusalem Chamber has a row of oak posts down centre. The north range of the courtyard in the early C.16 Jericho Parlour erected by Abbot Islip, of 3 storeys and irregular 4-window width; 4-centred arched doorway and later external stone staircase access to 1st floor, stone mullioned windows of 2,3,4 and 8 lights camber headed; the basement-ground floor contains a C.14 cross wall and a small room with early C.16 brick vault; principal room on 1st floor with linen-fold panelling, to the west of this parlour a small lobby with early C.16 lamp-niche; the 2nd floor has 3 rooms, 2 with original early C.16 moulded ceiling ribs, C.16 and C.17 panelling. The east range of the courtyard is of c.1370 build to the courtyard with later alterations, stone and later brickwork painted white; 2 and 3 storeys with stone mullioned square headed windows but the western part of range rebuilt late C.17 and early C.18 as 2 brick houses facing garden behind west Cloister walk; the south end of range rebuilt after World War II. 2 and 3 storeys with pedimented dormers to attics. Irregular 3 and 4 light stone mullioned windows to courtyard; west C.17/C.18 front to garden backing on to west Cloister walk has 3 window wide elevations with flush framed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged arches and 2 sashed oriels, one of them pedimented. The south range of Deanery, over vaulted passage from the Parlour, has renewed 3 and 4-light stone mullioned windows and a renewed C.14 window lighting room with late C.18 neoclassical fireplace and c.1740 overmantel with swan neck open pediment; the range continues into south end of the Hall with 3 storey battlemented elevation to Dean's Yard, renewed mullioned windows.

R.C.H.M. London Vol I N Pevsner

Listing NGR: TQ2999279468

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of London I Westminster Abbey, (1924)
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster, (1973)

National Grid Reference: TQ 29995 79469


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