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Louth Abbey Ruins, Keddington

Description: Louth Abbey Ruins

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195476

OS Grid Reference: TF3548788565
OS Grid Coordinates: 535487, 388565
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3766, 0.0352

Locality: Keddington
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN11 7HJ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Louth Park 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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Listing Text

TF 38 NE ROAD (south side)
8/34 Louth Abbey Ruins
G.V. I

Abbey ruins with fragments of north and south walls of chancel of
cruciform church, above ground; and grass covered outline of
rest of church with cloister, chapter house, undercroft,
dormitories, kitchen etc. to south. Late C12, mid C13.
Uncoursed limestone rubble, coursed greenstone blocks, some
limestone ashlar. Irregularly shaped limestone rubble core of
south wall of chancel with several feet of coursed greenstone
blocks on north side; freestanding, reaching approximately 15
feet at highest point. Lower limestone rubble wall remains of
north wall with plinth of buttress to north-west. Part of ashlar
plinth extends to north and east defining eastern limit of
chancel. Late C12 simply scalloped capital of respond or
attached shaft lies in grass in south transept. Several late C12
ashlar fragments in north-west of nave, several with chamfered
corners, simple roll moulded respond sections and 2 no. sections
with small rolls separated by straight moulding. First
colonisation of first Cistercian Foundation in the country at
Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. Sources: Lincoln Diocesan
Architectural Society. Volume 12. 1873 Louth Park Abbey. E
Venables pp.41-55. The Architectural Remains at Louth Park
Abbey E. Trollope, p.p. 22-25.

Listing NGR: TF3548788565

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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