Wytham Abbey and Attached Wall

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
662314
Names
Wytham Abbey and Attached Wall
Coordinates
51.7733120° N, 1.3141880° W
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Listed on
Grade I listed building
listed building (England)

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Timeline

6 Aug 1952

Wytham Abbey and Attached Wall designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Wytham Abbey and Attached Wall 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1368599
Grade
I
Name
WYTHAM ABBEY AND ATTACHED WALL
Location
WYTHAM ABBEY AND ATTACHED WALL
Parish
Wytham
District
Vale of White Horse
County
Oxfordshire
Grid Reference
SP 47416 08515

WYTHAM SP4708 10/177 Wytham Abbey and attached wall 06/08/52 (Formerly listed as Wytham Abbey) GV I Country house, now flats. Late C15 and C16 for Harcourt family; remodelled and partly rebuilt (to left) for Fifth Earl of Abingdon in 1809-10 by Thomas Cundy. Limestone ashlar; gabled stone slate roof, except Welsh slate, C20 tiles and lead roofs to inner ranges; numerous stone ashlar stacks. Originally centred around 2 courtyards which were infilled in early C19, making triple-depth plan. 2 storeys and attic; 9-window range. Entered by 3-storey gatehouse in third bay from left: offset corner buttresses; early C19 studded doors set in Tudor-arched doorway; late C15 three-light oriel windows with cinquefoil heads; moulded string course with gargoyles, crenellated parapet; diagonal stair-turret to left and larger crenellated stair-turret to right. Early C19 two-window range to left: early C19 three-light mullioned and transomed round-headed windows: 2 front gables linked by crenellated parapet. 6-window range to right: late C15/C16 two- and 3-light mullioned round-headed windows, with crenellated parapet linked to 3 symmetrical gables. Similar recessed bay to right attached at right angles to crenellated limestone rubble wall with octagonal ashlar pier. To right is similar style 3-window range, and early C19 service range with gabled Welsh slate roof. Rear of main range: late C15/C16 two-light round-headed windows, and doorway: late C15 three-light round-headed mullioned and transomed windows above similar 2- and 3-light mullioned windows flank canted bay window with similar 5-light window with crenellated parapet...

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Bibliography

  1. “WYTHAM ABBEY AND ATTACHED WALL.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1368599>