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Description: Ruins of West Ravendale Priory Approximately 160 Metres South West of Priory Farmhouse
Date Listed: 4 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 164415
OS Grid Reference: TF2266099674
OS Grid Coordinates: 522660, 399674
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4795, -0.1531
TF 29 NW WEST RAVENDALE
TF 2266 9967
9/48 Ruins of West Ravendale
Priory approximately 160
4.1.67 metres south-west of
Ruin, reputed to be remains of former Priory Chapel. Medieval. Chalk,
flint and ironstone rubble and squared blocks. Rectangular on plan,
approximately 14 metres by 5 metres internally. Parts of two adjoining ivy-
covered walls standing up to approximately 4 metres high at north-east
angle; no visible indications of openings. Other walls survive as low
overgrown banks of rubble. West Ravendale Priory, a Premonstratensian cell
dependant on Beaufort Abbey, Britanny, was founded c1202. The buildings
were described as ruinous and in disrepair in the early C14. The priory was
dissolved and its possessions vested in the crown in 1389, and in 1439
estate was granted to Southwell College. Remains of north and south doors,
an east window and tiled floor were visible in 1878. E Venables, "The Alien
Priory of Ravendale", Associated Architectural Societies Reports and Papers,
1878, vol 14, pt 2, 166-73; N Loughlin and K Miller, A Survey of
Archaeological Sites in Humberside, 1979, 171.
Listing NGR: TF2266099674
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