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Description: North West Gateway (Formerly Included As an Integral Part of Whalley Abbey)
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 183537
OS Grid Reference: SD7290136178
OS Grid Coordinates: 372901, 436178
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8212, -2.4131
There is also a scheduled monument, Whalley Cistercian Abbey, 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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SD 73 NW
2/52 North-West Gateway(formerly included as
13-2-1967 an integral part of Whalley Abbey)
Gateway to Whalley Abbey (q.v.), early C14. Sandstone rubble with upper
storey now roofless. 2 storeys. East and west walls each have outer
buttresses with offsets and a pointed arch chamfered in 2 orders springing
from responds which have capitals and an inner order with 2 quarter-round
mouldings and a fillet. Inside, the passage between the archways is
rib-vaulted in 8 bays. Between the 5th and 6th bays from the west is an
intermediate wall with large and small entrances, the former with
segmental arch, the latter with a pointed one. In the north wall are 2
doorways with pointed heads, one blocked. In the south wall there is a
similar blocked doorway. The upper storey has 3 3-light windows on both
the north and south sides. Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Listing NGR: SD7290036177
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Source: English Heritage
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