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The Remains of Shaftesbury Abbey, Shaftesbury

Description: The Remains of Shaftesbury Abbey

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 101941

OS Grid Reference: ST8616322886
OS Grid Coordinates: 386163, 122886
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0052, -2.1986

Location: 10 Church Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8BB

Locality: Shaftesbury
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP7 8BB

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Shaftesbury Abbey, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

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Listing Text

1655 The Remains of
Shaftesbury Abbey
ST 8622 2/4 20.6.52.
Site adjacent to Park Wall, where the foundations of the greater part of
the Abbey Church have been excavated. Many remains discovered, including
bones thought to be those of King Edward the Martyr, to whom the Abbey
was dedicated. The Abbey was a Benedictine Nunnery, founded by Alfred
in 888, his daughter being the 1st Abbess. AM.
See also Gold Hill.

Listing NGR: ST8613622887

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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