Boxley Abbey: Barn and Precinct Walls, including Gatehouse, Boxley, Boxley - Maidstone

Parts of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1143. Main threat is to a medieval roofed range [the abbey Hospitium] converted to a barn, but which now has other uses. Eastern end of barn repaired; western end requires repairs but now has a temporary roof of profiled steel sheeting. The extensive precinct walls are also in need of repair and maintenance with collapsed sections and heavy plant growth. Discussions are ongoing with the owner and a scheme to address the walls is in preparation.

Boxley Abbey: Barn and Precinct Walls, including Gatehouse, Boxley, Boxley - Maidstone
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Cistercian Abbey at Boxley
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1012264
    Local Planning Authority:
    Maidstone
    Site Type:
    Agriculture and subsistence > Farm building

Location

    Building Name:
    Boxley Abbey: Barn and Precinct Walls
    Locality:
    Boxley Abbey
    County:
    Kent
    District / Borough:
    Maidstone
    Parish:
    Boxley
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Faversham and Mid Kent
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Private, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I, 2 LBs
    List Entry Number(s):
    1012264 and 1086229