Fineshade Abbey Stables, Fineshade, Northamptonshire

Fineshade Abbey Stables, Fineshade, Northamptonshire
Photograph taken 28 July 2004 © Mr Frank Mills. Source Historic England Archive ref: 232983

These stables were built in 1848 for the Monckton family of Fineshade Abbey. They are on the site of an Augustinian Priory. It was founded in 1199, on the site of the earlier Castle Hymel. It was founded by Richard Engayne. It was dedicated to St Mary and was first known as the Priory of Castle Hymel. It was dissolved in 1536. The site was bought in 1546 by Sir Robert Kirkham, who incorporated the abbey ruins into a house. In the early/mid 18th century the house was bought and rebuilt by William King. In the mid 18th century the house passed to the Monckton family. It was largely demolished in 1956 - these stables are part of what remains.

Location

Northamptonshire Fineshade

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

stable abbey monastery dissolution religion faith medieval (1066 - 1484) victorian (1837 - 1901)