Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1120359

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1959



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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck (District Authority)

Parish: Wool

National Grid Reference: SY8536086781


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SY 88NE 5/395 20.11.59


BINDON LANE (North Side)

"Bindon Abbey"


House and chapel. Built c1794, in Gothic style, re-using materials from the ruins of Bindon Abbey (q.v.). Extended at rear in C19. Stone walls, slate roofs with pinnacled parapets to gables, brick stacks. Two storeys. Original building has rectangular 4-room plan with central entrance hall and staircase. The two rear rooms - originally service rooms, under a lean-to roof. Main elevation has central battlemented porch, with recessed carved panels in battlements. Moulded Gothic arch in square frame with heraldic ornament in spandrils. Ground floor has two 4-light windows with timber tracery under hoodmoulds. First floor has three Gothic arched windows with timber tracery. The west wall has a 4-light window on ground floor with timber tracery, under hoodmoulds. Gothic arched panelled door on first floor leads on to an external timber staircase - (separate entrance to chapel). Above this a Gothic arched niche. Rear range - under lean-to - has square-headed windows with timber tracery on each floor. The later rear wing has plastered brick walls and a flat roof with parapets. Windows similar to those in original building. Staircase tower to main house projects above lean-to, with gabled roof. Internally, entrance hall has Gothic plaster vaulting. Doors to main rooms in Gothic style with traceried panelling. Simple cut-string stair with square balusters and wreathed mahogany handrail. On first floor, front part of house forms a Chapel, with Gothic plaster vaulting. Good example of early Gothic Revival. RCHM Monument 7.

Listing NGR: SY8536086781


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Legacy System number: 108856

Legacy System: LBS

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