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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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

List entry Number: 1345319

Location

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

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetMendipDistrict AuthorityBeckington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Nov-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266989

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History

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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

Selected 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)

National Grid Reference: ST 80044 51716

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