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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.


List entry Number: 1106458



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

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Burlescombe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Oct-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 95854

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BURLESCOMBE ST 01 NE 5/3 Canonsleigh Priory Mill 24.lO.51 5.4.66 GV II Ruined remains of the east end, possibly part of the reredorter, of Canonsleigh Abbey. C14 or C15. Coursed blocks of local chert with ashlar quoins and voussoirs. Plan and description: although roofless the walls remain intact up to approximately 6m, almost their full height. A short length of a stream on a north-east south-west alignment runs through the south-east side. Alongside (north-west) there is a corridor which turns at right angles north-westwards at the south-west end. From this short lengths of wall run at 45 1/3 and one includes the reveals of a tall window with a pointed arch. It is strongly buttressed on the outside angles and the inside walls are plastered. This is probably the latrine block attached to the reredorter of the abbey. The latrines were washed by the stream and it is this that has led to the speculation that it was a mill. There is however no evidence for a wheel here. The entrance corridor contains an (inserted?) fireplace at first floor level.

Listing NGR: ST0683917414

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National Grid Reference: ST 06839 17414


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