ABBEY PRECINCT WALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1357235
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1958
Statutory Address:
ABBEY PRECINCT WALL, BROAD SANCTUARY SW1
Statutory Address:
ABBEY PRECINCT WALL, GREAT COLLEGE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ABBEY PRECINCT WALL, BROAD SANCTUARY SW1
Statutory Address:
ABBEY PRECINCT WALL, GREAT COLLEGE STREET

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 30148 79337

Details

TO 3079 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BROAD SANCTUARY, SW1 101/20 (ABBEY PRECINCT AND WESTMINSTER SCHOOL) 24.2.58 Abbey Precinct Wall

G.V. I

Precinct wall. Early medieval and c.1374 with later additions and alterations. 20 ft high wall of Kentish Ragstone rubble with ashlar below high tide level along the former river front, weathered brick coping. The wall can be traced above ground level eastwards from the left hand part of the ground floor of No. 30 Great College Street, free standing along the south and east sides of the Abbey or Canons' Garden. The re-entrant opposite the Jewel Tower was built c.1374-76 and is incorporated into No. 4 and the otherwise post war rebuilt No. 3 Little Cloisters. The early wall returns westwards to the south of the Chapter House and is incorporated into the back north elevation of Nos. 2, 2A, 2B and No. 3 Little Cloisters with rebuilt octagonal stone tower to rear of No. 1. To Great College Street there are late medieval 5-centred arched doorways and later C.18 and C.19 square headed doorways inserted.

R.C.H.M.

Listing NGR: TQ3014879336

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
208815
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of London I Westminster Abbey, (1924)

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

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Date: 20 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/01495/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Paul F. Smith. Source Historic England Archive
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