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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1131775



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bolton Abbey


Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Sep-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 323723

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BOLTON ABBEY B 6160 SE 05 SE (east side, off)

8/69 Priory of St Mary



Remains of the Priory of St Mary. C12, C13, C14. Ashlar and rubblestone. Transepts and chancel, remains of other priory buildings only at foundation level. Nave now the parish church of St Mary. South transept: C13, 2 bays, only west wall survives, offset angle buttress with pinnacle, Decorated style pointed arched windows with no tracery. North transept: C13, 2 bays, offset angle buttresses, east side retains 2 bay arcade with triple- chamfered pointed arches on octagonal pier and above 3-light cusped recticulated traceried windows with four-centred arches, continuous hoodmould. Remains of an east chapel. West side has C13 doorcase and large Decorated window without tracery. Chancel: C12, C13, C14. 5 bays, bays defined by offset buttresses, east end has offset angle buttresses, that to south has a pinnacle. Bay 3 has a four-centred arched doorway with a pointed arched opening to its right. Windows are large pointed arched of the Decorated period; one to west of south side retains tracery of 3 lights. Large east window of same period, has no tracery, above a small pointed arched niche. Interior: in the west of the chancel is intersecting late C12 blank arcading with round-headed arches on scalloped and waterleaf capitals. The crossing piers have scalloped capitals and double-or triple-chamfered pointed arches. Tomb recess in the north wall, remains of the sedilia in the south wall. Priory was a house of Augustinian canons, suppressed in 1539. Also a scheduled ancient monument (Yorkshire, West Riding) No 610.

Listing NGR: SE0741654188

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National Grid Reference: SE 07417 54182


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