© Ms Ruth Povey
ABBEY HOUSE, CATHEDRAL SCHOOL, COLLEGE GREEN (south side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Ms Ruth Povey
12 April 2004
30 December 1994
Date of last amendment:
30 December 1994
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ST5872NW COLLEGE GREEN
901-1/15/64 (South side)
Abbey House, Cathedral School
Porter's lodge and gateway to Augustinian monastery, now
school. Mid C12 archway in C17 house, rebuilt mid C20.
Limestone ashlar, red sandstone rubble and render, tiled cross
gabled roof. Double-depth plan. Late Norman-style archway.
3 storeys; 2-gable range. A pair of gables to the W front has
a left-hand semicircular archway of 3 orders with scallop
capitals, outer arch with woven pattern moulding, the inner 2
with zigzag, to an inner 4-centre arch, with 2 small relief
shields above; to the E side a similar arch has a rounded
surround. Mid C20 metal casements above. Gabled right-hand
return of red Pennant rubble.
INTERIOR: rebuilt mid C20; the passage between the archways
has a concrete roof.
HISTORICAL NOTE: part of the Augustinian abbey of St Augustine
(qv), a C12 archway into a courtyard, the C17 house built over
it gutted by fire in the Second World War, and rebuilt
internally. The arch closely related to that in the N
elevation of the Cathedral School (qv), and to the Great
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and
Bristol: London: 1958-: 386; Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B:
Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 17;