Amesbury Abbey

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
436041
Names
Amesbury Abbey
Coordinates
51.1744960° N, 1.7854090° W
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Listed on
Grade I listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

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Timeline

10 Jan 1953

Amesbury Abbey designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Amesbury Abbey is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1131079
Grade
I
Name
AMESBURY ABBEY
Location
AMESBURY ABBEY
Parish
Amesbury
District
Wiltshire
Grid Reference
SU 15097 41717

SU 1541 AMESBURY - Amesbury Abbey 11/1

10.1.53 I Large house in parkland, now nursing home. 1834-1840 and 1857-9 by Thomas Hopper for Sir Edmund Antrobus. Chilmark limestone ashlar with slate roofs. Cubic form, of 3 storeys and attics, being a grander reinterpretation of its predecessor, built 1660-1 by John Webb for the 2nd Duke of Somerset. Main south front of 9 bays, with 5 narrowly spaced bays behind a giant portico of 6 Composite columns raised on an arcaded rusticated plinth in form of porte cochère. Ground and first floors rusticated, with raised quoins, and plain band below first floor windows. On piano nobile, central door, now blocked, within portico, with stepped keystone and segmental pediment, repeating Webb's detail. Plate glass windows with blind boxes, and stepped flush voussoirs worked into rustication. Second floor has second plain band beneath windows, architraves to sashes and cornice over on brackets. Dentilled cornice throughout and low parapet. Portico has triangular dentilled pediment. Roof hipped, with dormers with segmental pediments. Entrance under portico within rusticated frame. Tower to central light well with balustrade, set back from elevations. West, garden, elevation and east facade identical, 5 bays, the 3 central-bays defined by attached Corinthian columns each carrying a forward section of entablature. Balustrade between pedestals of columns. Attic storey has windows between pilasters rising to urn terminals. Main windows as south front but those between columns have architraves and pediments...

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Bibliography

  1. “AMESBURY ABBEY.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1131079>