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Remains of Bindon Abbey, Wool

Description: Remains of Bindon Abbey

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108859

OS Grid Reference: SY8540086814
OS Grid Coordinates: 385400, 86814
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6808, -2.2080

Location: Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset BH20 6BN

Locality: Wool
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 6BN

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There is also a scheduled monument, Bindon Abbey (site), at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

20.11.59 North Side)

Remains of Bindon


Remains of Cistercian Abbey, founded in 1149 at Little Bindon, West Lulworth (q.v.)
and moved to the present site in 1172. The Abbey was erected in the late C12-mid
C13. Dissolved in 1539, and largely demolished - materials being used in the
construction of "Bindon Abbey" and work to Lulworth Castle.
The Church consisted of a nave with north and south aisles, crossing, transepts with
eastern chapels, and square-ended presbytery. South of this was the cloister, with
domestic buildings of the abbey around it. The foundations of much of the abbey
survive, with the lower parts of the walls. At the west end of the church the walls
stand some 25 ft high, but elsewhere little remains above 8 ft. For full
description see RCHM, Dorset Vol. 11, p404.
The ruins very overgrown and in poor repair.
RCHM Monument 3. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SY8542286800

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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