DWELLING AT RIGHT ANGLES TO REAR OF NO3; WALL AND GATE PIERS THE ABBEY THE GRANGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1345319
Date first listed:
11-Mar-1968
Date of most recent amendment:
16-Nov-1984
Statutory Address:
DWELLING AT RIGHT ANGLES TO REAR OF NO3; WALL AND GATE PIERS, FROME ROAD
Statutory Address:
THE ABBEY, 5, FROME ROAD
Statutory Address:
THE GRANGE, 3, FROME ROAD

Map

© Crown Copyright and database right 2021. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2021. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1345319.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 19-Jan-2021 at 00:43:43.

Location

Statutory Address:
DWELLING AT RIGHT ANGLES TO REAR OF NO3; WALL AND GATE PIERS, FROME ROAD
Statutory Address:
THE ABBEY, 5, FROME ROAD
Statutory Address:
THE GRANGE, 3, FROME ROAD

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Beckington
National Grid Reference:
ST 80044 51716

Details

ST8051 BECKINGTON CP FROME ROAD (East side)

15/42 No 3 (The Grange), No 5 (The Abbey) and dwelling at right angles to rear of No 3; wall and gate piers (previously listed as Beckington Abbey and Beckington Grange)

11.3.68

GV II*

Large house, now divided into 3. Established c1500, substantially altered c1620, C19 additions, divided mid C20. Random rubble, stone tile roofs, tiles to rear of rear wings, ashlar stacks with moulded caps. Cross passage hall house with solar wing, later additions, now U plan; irregular gabled facade. Two storeys and attics, 2:4:1 bays, outer ones gabled; to left tall 2-light mullion and transom windows under a single relieving arch on ground floor, on first floor a pair of 3-light mullion windows under 2 relieving arches, each light with a four-centred head, single 2-light nullioned window to attic; tall 2-light mullion and transom windows to centre bays; to right bay 2 similar openings to ground floor, above very large 6-light mullion and transom window. All openings hollow moulded; glazing bar casement infills. Door opening to left of centre bay, double half glazed doors in a moulded 4-centred stone surround. Parapet with coping between gables. Single storey C19 flat roofed extension of 2 bays to left, 2-light reproduction mullion and transom windows. Irregular right return of equal importance to facade; predominantly 2-light hollow-moulded stone-mullioned windows, leaded lights. Recessed door opening in massive 4-centred stone surround, studded plank door. Interior of paramount importance, most important features include coved plaster ceiling on first floor of the Abbey with elaborate strap work and 5 pendants, flat ribbed plaster ceiling in upper room to its rear; linenfold wainscote panelling on main staircase. The Grange has an extremely wide fireplace with an arched lintel in left ground floor room, room to right has panelled plaster ceiling radiating from central rose decoration, pomegranites and fleur-de-lis decoration, linenfold panelling to rear passageway, plastered archway with satyr heads. Fireplace in fair centred stone surround to left room of first floor. Further important features. Possibly hospice of Augustinan Canon founded in 1502. (VAG Reports, unpublished SRO, October 1976, September 1979, August 1980; Country Life, April 4th 1908; Architectural History 1983; Joseph Prague, Sole Particulars Representing Beckington Abbey, for Powell and Powell, Bath, 1910).

Listing NGR: ST8004451716

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
266989
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Prague, J, Sole Particulars Representing Beckington Abbey, (1910)
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in August, (1980)
'Architectural History' in Architectural History, (1983)
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in October, (1976)
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in October, (1976)
'Country Life' in 4 April, (1908)

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

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 12 Nov 2007
Reference: IOE01/16791/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Perry. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].