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ABBEY HOUSE

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House, with attached outbuildings and stable block; now residential home. Late 17th century, incorporating 12th century undercroft of adjacent Gilbertine Priory of St Mary; late 18th century alteration and extensions, including stable block; further alteration and extension in late 19th century and 20th century. Original house of coursed squared sandstone, with some areas of irregular stone, and part on chamfered plinth; rear wings of orange-red brick in Flemish bond, with dressings of gauged brick and keyblocks of sandstone. Pantile roofs, with stone slate verge and coped gables, moulded kneelers and ball and pedestal finials to earlier parts; roofs to wings are hipped. Dentil cornice brick stacks. Outbuildings of coursed squared stone and rubble stone, with stone coped gables and shaped kneelers to pantile roofs, with brick stacks. Originally a hall house, with later extensions to sides and rear. 2 storeys and attic; 4-window centre range, with 2-storey 1-window gabled cross-wings at each end.

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