THE ABBOT'S HALL AND KITCHEN, MILTON ABBEY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1152407
Date first listed:
26-Jun-1953
Statutory Address:
THE ABBOT'S HALL AND KITCHEN, MILTON ABBEY

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE ABBOT'S HALL AND KITCHEN, MILTON ABBEY

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

County:
Dorset
District:
North Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Milton Abbas
National Grid Reference:
ST 79853 02339

Details

MILTON ABBAS ST 7902 MILTON ABBEY

12/137 The Abbot's Hall and 26-6-53 Kitchen,Milton Abbey

GV I

Hall and Dining Room of Milton Abbey - now dining hall and kitchen of Milton Abbey School (q.v.). Hall c1498, Dining Room C17, incorporated in new house by Sir W Chambers c 1771, restored in mid-C19 by Sir Gilbert Scott. North wall, facing courtyard, of ashlar stone, south wall of stone and flint banding, slate roof with parapets, ashlar stacks spaced irregularly. North wall has central 2-storeyed porch with diagonal buttresses. Reticulated traceried parapet with shields at each end. Below this a 3-light straight-sided arched traceried window. On ground floor a pointed moulded arched door in square frame with shields in spandrels. Band of shields and traceried panels above door. Moulded plinth. East side of porch, at high level, three 3-light mullioned and transomed windows with arched lights. C19 single storey corridor extension each side of porch, with square-headed mullioned windows with arched lights, south front has projecting flat-roofed blocks at each end, each with a 6-light mullioned and transomed window with reticulated tracery - the left block being the Hall oriel, the right block a C18 copy. Central 4- centred arched door (into screens passage). Above this a 2-light mullioned and transomed window with arched lights. Left of the door - in Hall - 2 similar 3-light windows, separated by buttresses. Right of the door, in kitchen,one similar window and one extended down to plinth level. Plain parapet with moulded coping. Internally, Hall of 6 bays, has ornate hammer-beam roof, with 4 ties of cusped wind-bracing. Trusses carried on stone corbels and shafts, with carved angels at cill level. 4-centred arch to oriel, with panelled soffite. Oriel has flat coffered ceiling with pendants in panels. Fireplace, C18 with broken curved pediment, acanthus carving on frieze and console brackets. C15 oak screen in 3 sections with ogee arched and C17 heraldic glass. Kitchen,(former dining room) gutted by fire 1956, no internal features survive. RCHM. Monument 4 (Dorset. Vol.III)

Listing NGR: ST7985302339

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
103553
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 12 Dorset,

Legal

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

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