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

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

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
183470
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 15 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11593/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Keith Walker. Source Historic England Archive
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