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Description: Monastic Buildings to Abbey Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 13 November 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 137849
OS Grid Reference: SU8727556013
OS Grid Coordinates: 487275, 156013
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2966, -0.7496
Monastic Buildings to
Abbey church of St Michael
SU 8756 4/25
SU 85 NE 1/25 13.11.75
Also built for the Empress, so that the monks could act as custodians of
the tombs. At first Premonstratensian, later (and now) Benedictine; as a
priory, raised to abbey status 1903. The central unit, of 2 storeys and dormers,
is a red brick domestic building, in plain Victorian style, On the north
side is an extension of 3 storeys in stone; plain with painted small windows,
bracketted eaves, bands and steep dormers, On the south side there is a
much larger stone extension in Norman style with typical monastic architectural
features presented in a complex irregular form.
Listing NGR: SU8762456569
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Source: English Heritage
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