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ABBEY OLD 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: ABBEY OLD HOUSE

List entry Number: 1305465

Location

ABBEY OLD HOUSE, COWL LANE

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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Winchcombe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Jul-1960

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Oct-1984

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 133928

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SP 02 28 WINCHCOMBE COWL LANE (west side) 4/30 Abbey Old House (formerly listed as 4.7.60 Abbey Hotel)

- II*

Abbey building, now detached house. C16 core but much subsequent modifica- tion, entrance facade largely Cl9. Originally one long block, but now with return gabled wing of Cl9 at east end, and C20 flat roofed addition west end. Cut and squared limestone to coved cornice on north and parapet south, coped gables, that to west with large diagonally set square base to ball finial, and to east stone stack with moulded capping, concrete tile roof to north, stone slate to south; portion of roof centrally taken up as man- sard. Entrance front; gable left with 2-storey hexagonal C19 hipped roof bay with chamfered mullion casements, then, in angle, lofty 4-centred arch to part glazed 6-panel door in two-storey 5-bay extension from main roof with 2-light chamfered mullion casements under stepped drips and one canted oriel on rounded corbel at bay 2, first floor, over series of C19 casements at ground floor, also, far right, wide 4-panel flush door. Low extension, left in cut squared limestone to flat weathered parapet. Garden front, 2 storeys and attic in 7 bays, sashes with glazing bars, but far right is 2-storey bow with triple sashes, and far left 1-storey C20 bow. Central glazed door. At west end, 3-storey gable with canted bay. Interior: at east end heavy arch-braced roof with upper crucks, wind bracing and untrim- med rafters, good open well C18 or early C19 stair with turned balusters, many C19 or C18 paralled doors and elliptical headed openings, some very heavy rough chamfered beams, and one C16 4-centred built-in opening. This is very much a palimpsest building, but a rare remnant of the otherwise thoroughly destroyed Benedictine Abbey, founded in 972. It lies at an obtuse angle to the only other remnant, known as Winchcombe Abbey (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SP0243328411

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National Grid Reference: SP 02340 28362

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