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NUMBERS 53 AND 54 INCORPORATING REMAINS OF ABBEY GATE (ABBEY GATE HOUSE)

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.

Name: NUMBERS 53 AND 54 INCORPORATING REMAINS OF ABBEY GATE (ABBEY GATE HOUSE)

List entry Number: 1156720

Location

NUMBERS 53 AND 54 INCORPORATING REMAINS OF ABBEY GATE (ABBEY GATE HOUSE), 53 AND 54, MERSTOW GREEN

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

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Evesham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 07-May-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 147489

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History

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Details

MERSTOW GREEN 1. 5249 (East Side) Nos 53 and 54 incorporating Remains of Abbey Gate (Abbey Gate House) SP 0343 NE 1/15 7.5.52. I GV 2. 1711. Fine L-shaped house which incorporates the remains of the early C14 Abbey Gate, or Great Gate, built by Abbot Chyryton. House of stone and rubble; 2 storeys; 6 rush windows; 2 later C18 doorways with fanlights, 3/4 fluted Doric columns and cornices; wood modillion eaves cornice; hipped tile roof. Good moulded lead rainwater head on east side (of No 54), which is largely of medieval origin and has numerous blocked openings including large semi-circular arches, that at rear of No 53 being part of Abbey Gate and incorporating one original jamb. Interior: No 54 largely altered, but No 53 has late C17 staircase and panelling. Bay on right-hand side projecting towards Merstow Green has a modern upper storey built above the gateway passage with an archway on north return side. To south of this bay, adjoining the Abbey Stables (qv) is the remains of a vaulted passage of early C14.

Nos 53 and 54 incorporating Remains of Abbey Gate, Gate and railings of No 53, Remains of Abbey Stables, the Almonry and The Stocks, together with No 1 and No 3 and Remains of south wall of Abbey Precinct, Little Abbey Lane, form a group with Church of All Saints, Church of St Lawrence, The Bell Tower, Abbot Reginald's Wall and The Porter's Lodge, Remains of west wall of North Transept of Abbey, Archway to south of the Remains of the west wall of the North Transept of Abbey, Abbot Reginald's Gateway and The Old Vicarage, the Public Library, Nos 6 and 6A, Nos 7 and 8 and Walker Hall, Market Place.

Listing NGR: SP0360343647

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National Grid Reference: SP 03604 43647

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