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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: 1118746



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Abbotsbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1956

Date of most recent amendment: 20-May-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 105135

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10/16 Abbott's Walk, (formerly listed 26.1.56 as Estate Workshop) GV II*

Monastic Building, (perhaps Abbot's Lodging), now private residence. C14 and C17 with intrusive C19 cart-shed arches. Coursed rubble-stone walls with stone quoins. Slate roofs throughout the stone gable-copings and scroll kneelers. Brick stacks at-far west gable (C19 extension), C20 stack on rear wall. C19 range at left hand, 2 storeys. 3 windows, 3-light cast-iron casements with wooden cills, C20 2-light wooden casement with lead lights. Segmental stone arches. C20 stone porch with pitched slate roof and C20 door. Main range: 2 cart-shed entrances with segmental stone heads, now blocked and provided with C20 bow-windows. C14 jambs with straight head of a doorway, blocking low down, and concrete 2-light mullion over. C17 3-light stone mullion window with straight-chamfered jambs- and a transom. Fixed wooden windows. North-east corner of the building projects as an oratory, East wall has window of 2 tiers of 4-light mullions each with a trefoil-cusped head, C14. 3-light stone mullion window over, straight-chamfered, C17. North elevation: blocked C14 doorway with 4-centred head. 2-light C14 window with trefoil-cusping in a square head. Large C14 window. 2-light and transomed with trefoiled ogee heads and a sexfoil-in-circle over. Keeled label over. External stairway with depressed-arch head under,up to landing. C19 altered C20. Interior features: east wall, south of oratory, C14 head-corbel, hair survives, half of face missing. Oratory area: C14 piscina in south wall with trefoil ogee head, drain and credence shelf over. 2 plain corbels at springing height of the east window. (RCHM, Dorset I, p.6(3).)

Listing NGR: SY5780885177

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 6

National Grid Reference: SY 57804 85177


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