Whalley Abbey (west range), Whalley - Ribble Valley

The remains of this medieval Cistercian Monastery are jointly owned by the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church. The west range survives as a standing building. Emergency repairs to the roof and consolidation work to some of the ruins have been undertaken, but the fabric remains in need of significant investment. Historic England is in discussions with the owners about producing an options appraisal to identify an end use.

Whalley Abbey (west range), Whalley - Ribble Valley
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Whalley Cistercian abbey
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1008636
  • Local Planning Authority: Ribble Valley
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Religious house


  • Building Name: Whalley Abbey (west range)
  • County: Lancashire
  • District / Borough: Ribble Valley
  • Parish: Whalley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Ribble Valley
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 2 grade I, LB grade II, CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1008636 and 1164643; 1362365