SAWLEY ABBEY RUINS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1072099

Date first listed: 16-Nov-1954

Statutory Address: SAWLEY ABBEY RUINS

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Location

Statutory Address: SAWLEY ABBEY RUINS

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley (District Authority)

Parish: Sawley

National Grid Reference: SD7765246433

Summary

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History

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Details

SD 74 SE SAWLEY

SD 776 464

3/151 16.11.1954

Sawley Abbey Ruins

GV I

Cistercian Abbey, founded 1147, dissolved 1536. Now ruinous. Rubble with some sandstone dressings remaining. The walls of the transepts, with 3 square east chapels on each side, and of the very small nave (possibly shortened in the early C16th), survive to various heights, the maximum approximately 10 metres. Only the lower courses of the chancel, widened and lengthened in the early C16th by adding aisles, remain. Only foundation or low walls of the conventual buildings survive. These include the chapter house, undercroft of the dorter, the rere-dorter, and, on the south side, the frater. On the west side of the cloister were the dorter and frater of the lay bretheren, later converted in part into Abbot's lodgings. At the north end of the west range is a fireplace with segmental arch and bread oven, possibly post-reformation. Scheduled Ancient Monument. Harland, J. Historical Account of the Cistercian Abbey of Sawley, 1853.

Listing NGR: SD7765246433

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 183470

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Harland, J , Historical Account of the Cistercian Abbey of Sawley, (1853)

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