RUINS OF LESNES ABBEY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1359415
Date first listed:
20-May-1953
Statutory Address:
RUINS OF LESNES ABBEY, ABBEY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
RUINS OF LESNES ABBEY, ABBEY ROAD

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Bexley (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 47925 78765

Details

ABBEY ROAD 1. 5005 Abbey Wood TQ 47 NE 2/1 20.5.55. Ruins of Lesnes Abbey II 2. The Abbey of St Mary and St Thomas the Martyr was founded by Richard de Lucy, Chief Justiciar of England, for Augustinian Canons in 1178. It was suppressed by Cardinal Wolsey in 1524. The mansion into which the building was subsequently converted was demolished in 1844. The ruins were excavated by the Woolwich Antiquarian Society in 1909, and up to 1930 by Sir Alfred Clapham; to 1939-51 by E C Elliston Erwood for the London County Council who then owned them. Ruins consist of the footings of walls and in some places portions of wall up to approximately 8 feet high, of Kentish ragstone, flint and chalk, and consist of the remains of the abbey church and the monastic buildings to the north. There is one pointed stone doorway and several lancet windows. Scheduled as an Ancient monument.

Listing NGR: TQ4792578765

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
198632
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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