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Coverham Abbey Ruins, Coverham with Agglethorpe

Description: Coverham Abbey Ruins

Grade: I
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

Location: Coverham Lane, Coverham, North Yorkshire DL8 4RL

Locality: Coverham with Agglethorpe
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 4RL

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Listing Text


10/14 Coverham Abbey Ruins
13/2/67 (Formerly listed as Premonstratension
Abbey Ruins)

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

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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