Description: Coverham Abbey Ruins
Date Listed: 13 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 321763
OS Grid Reference: SE1060186404
OS Grid Coordinates: 410601, 486404
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2732, -1.8387
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SE 18 NW COVERHAM WITH AGGLETHORPE COVERHAM ABBEY
10/14 Coverham Abbey Ruins
13/2/67 (Formerly listed as Premonstratension
Ruins of Premonstratensian abbey. C13 and C14. Rubble faced with ashlar.
Four sections of the abbey church survive not incorporated into existing
buildings. 1: C13 west wall of north transept, with roll top to plinth on
outside, pierced by 2 lancet windows with hollow and roll mouldings. 2: C13
west wall of north aisle and nave, with the west doorway of the north aisle,
a small pointed-arched opening with a roll moulding on the chamfer.
3: 2 C14 arches of the south nave arcade, with 3 filleted quatrefoil-plan
piers, and arches of 2 deep orders with a wave moulding on the chamfers.
4: C14 south respond of the east nave arch, and part of the west wall of
the south transept. The abbey was moved from Swainby c.1202, and damaged by
Scottish incursions 1331-32. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. Coverham
Abbey guide book on sale at adjacent nursery, and VCH i, pp. 215-8.
Listing NGR: SE1060286397
Source: English Heritage
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