Bindon Abbey (site), Wool - Dorset (UA)

Bindon Abbey was founded as a Cistercian monastic house in 1172 and converted to a fine house in 1539 following the Dissolution. Much of the building was burnt down during the English Civil War but some of the structure survives as a standing ruin of up to 7 metres high. The masonry was very precarious, with several recent falls of stone, and supported by scaffolding. In 2018, the estate received a repair grant from Historic England and, as of Summer 2019, most of the main repairs are complete, Still some ivy removal and consolidation needed elsewhere on the site, but progressing well.

Bindon Abbey (site), Wool - Dorset (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Bindon Abbey (site)
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1002703
    Local Planning Authority:
    Dorset (UA)
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Religious house

Location

    Building Name:
    Bindon Abbey (site)
    Unitary Authority:
    Dorset (UA)
    Parish:
    Wool
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    South Dorset
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Fair
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, LB grade I