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Ruins of Windleshaw Abbey in Roman Catholic Cemetery (Chapel of Saint Thomas of Canterbury), Saint Helens

Description: Ruins of Windleshaw Abbey in Roman Catholic Cemetery (Chapel of Saint Thomas of Canterbury)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 216355

OS Grid Reference: SJ4996296958
OS Grid Coordinates: 349962, 396958
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4670, -2.7552

Location: 2 Abbey Road, Denton's Green WA10 6JU

Locality: Saint Helens
County: St Helens
Country: England
Postcode: WA10 6JU

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There is also a scheduled monument, Ruins of the Chapel of St Thomas of Canterbury in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Windlehurst, 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

(west side)

3/65 Ruins of
Windleshaw Abbey
in Roman Catholic
11.9.51 Cemetery (chapel
of Saint Thomas
of Canterbury)
(Formerly listed as Ruins of
G.V. Windleshaw Abbey, Hard Lane
under General)
West tower and part of walls of chantry chapel of Sir Thomas
Gerard, known as Windleshaw Abbey. c.1453. Stone. Tower
has pointed entrance and west window with signs of tracery
head, probably of 3-lights. 2-light bell openings have
reticulated tracery, tracery bars missing to that on south
side. Plain chamfered tower arch. Walls, partly
reconstructed, support memorials, including a celtic-style
cross at the east end.

Listing NGR: SJ4996296958

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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