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Abbey Ruins, Tupholme

Description: Abbey Ruins

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 195241

OS Grid Reference: TF1441868200
OS Grid Coordinates: 514418, 368200
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1986, -0.2886

Location: B1190, Tupholme, Lincolnshire LN3 5TH

Locality: Tupholme
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN3 5TH

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There is also a scheduled monument, Tupholme Abbey: a Premonstratensian Abbey and Post-Medieval Houses and Formal Gardens, 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.

Listing Text

TF 16 NE
5/60 Abbey Ruins
Abbey ruins belonging to Premonstratensian Order. Founded 1155-
1166. The standing remains date to C12 and mid C13. Coursed
limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. The southern wall of the
canons' Refectory stands almost to eaves level for a stretch of
75 feet (23 m). It is single storey with a cellar basement
below. 5 tall lancet windows of mid C13 date survive together
with part of a sixth. Beneath are the remains of the cellars
with broken vaulting, 5 small windows with rebates for shutters
and a low arched doorway. Beyond to the east is the rare
survival of a Reader's Pulpit from which one of the canons would
read to his brethren at meal times. The pulpit is wider than the
wall and so stands on a bay which projects to both north and
south. The door by which the pulpit was entered survives
together with the adjacent trefoil headed window, separated from
the doorway by 2 annular shafts. The reader's seat remains and
the pair of lancets which lit the pulpit. Further east again is
a single bay containing a C12 round headed single light. Apart
from this standing wall extensive earthworks can be clearly seen
on the site which is scheduled as an Ancient Monument. Source:
Lincolnshire Museums Information Sheet Archaeology Series No.10.

Listing NGR: TF1441868200

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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