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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: 1246394



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shrewsbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-May-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Nov-1995

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 455056

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SJ4912SE ABBEY FOREGATE 653-1/16/76 (South side) 30/05/69 Abbey Guest House, remains (Formerly Listed as: ABBEY FOREGATE (South side) Remains of Ancient Abbey Guesthouse & Mill in Messrs B Edwards' Timber Yard)


Guest house or gate house of Shrewsbury Abbey, later used as part of timber yard. Late C13. Coursed and squared red sandstone extended in brick with plain tiled roof. 2 storeys, 3-bay plan, with 2 gable walls and part of side walls of original structure surviving. Gable walls each have remains of chamfered arched window. North elevation largely as rebuilt to serve wood yard, with inserted double doors and workshop windows on each floor, and loading door at upper level. Lower added wing projecting from this elevation is built against the single surviving wall of another abbey structure. This is a continuation of the west wall of the main building, buttressed, and with traces of the springing for a vaulted ceiling towards the west. This west wall may incorporate an earlier precinct wall, and may represent an original watergate. (West Midlands Archaeology: Baker N).

Listing NGR: SJ4976412409

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National Grid Reference: SJ 49768 12409


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