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Ordnance survey map of THE MONKS OVEN
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Copeland (District Authority)
St. Bridget Beckermet
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NY 05205 06468


ST BRIDGET BECKERMET CALDER ABBEY NY 00 NE 4/61 The Monks' Oven GV II* Large detached oven of uncertain date but associated with the monastery in whose precinct it is built. Constructed of ashlar and rubble; exterior stone largely robbed out leaving earth-covered mound with single, very low, semicircular- headed doorway to centre of south-west face. Interior is c.1.75 m high and c.3.95 m in diameter. The floor is constructed of tightly-packed stones; the wall is constructed of ashlar and is of 3 courses with the top course shaped to act as a springer for the shallow-domed roof which is constructed of small stones packed tightly together end on. The monks' oven forms part of an important group of monastic buildings and is positioned alongside a mill-leat.

Listing NGR: NY0520606468


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 07 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/14000/10
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