BANWELL ABBEY THE CLOISTERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1135732
Date first listed:
09-Feb-1961
Statutory Address:
BANWELL ABBEY, EAST STREET
Statutory Address:
THE CLOISTERS, EAST STREET

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THE CLOISTERS
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Location

Statutory Address:
BANWELL ABBEY, EAST STREET
Statutory Address:
THE CLOISTERS, EAST STREET

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

District:
North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Banwell
National Grid Reference:
ST 40022 59136

Details

ST 45 NW BANWELL EAST STREET (north side)

5/20 Banwell Abbey and The Cloisters 9.2.61 G.V. II*

2 houses, formerly one bishop's residence constructed within or on site of monastic foundation. C14 and perhaps earlier, C15 and major reworkings in early and late C19. (Hans Price, 1870). Rubble, ashlar, slate roofs. Main block; 6 windows between buttresses, 3 storeys, 4 in west tower, middle bay breaks forward; mixed fenestration some 2 light mullioned under pointed dripmoulds, some square headed; some sashes some casements; the whole battlemented, central pediment bears crozier, end buttresses surmounted by finials; 3 stage polygonal tower to. left with single pointed lights gargoyles and battlements; parallel range has 2 embattled gables, a round headed entrance under an embattled, gabled porch and 2 light windows under drips; in east gable is a substantial fragment of a large perpendicular window. Various single storey rear outbuildings, all gabled. Interior is a superb Victorian pastiche with a double height hall with large dog leg staircase, ornate plastered rooms with flat arch fireplaces, some of C16 origin. Former chapel and cloister; to right (east)of main block the former chapel now has 2 storeys, at east end is a 3 light window of the C14 above C20 plain chamfered surround windows, to south an embattled tower with single lights and a porch in the re-entrant angle. C19 single storey wing which runs north from former chapel has cusped 3 light windows and a pointed arch entrance below battlements and between buttresses with finials. Interior contains remnants of the cloister walk with 2 light C15 cusped windows. (Source: N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST4002259136

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
33358
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 19 Mar 2005
Reference: IOE01/13123/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Neil Bentham. Source Historic England Archive
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