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Ellerton Priory, Ellerton Abbey

Description: Ellerton Priory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 321951

OS Grid Reference: SE0795297385
OS Grid Coordinates: 407952, 497385
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3719, -1.8791

Location: Ellerton Abbey, North Yorkshire DL11 6AN

Locality: Ellerton Abbey
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 6AN

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Listing Text

SE 09 NE
(north side off)
17/14 Ellerton Priory (Formerly
listed as Ellerton Abbey
- II
Priory church. C15 and perhaps earlier. Rubble with quoins. Narrow, aisle-less
nave and choir, with west tower. North and east walls of nave and choir partially
standing, to a height of approximately 1 metre on north, rising to 3 metres at
east end. South wall missing except for west jamb of south door. West tower
arch of 3 storeys, with stepped diagonal buttresses, stair turret on south side,
plain tower arch to east. West side has 2-light window under hood-mould to first
storey; mullioned and transomed window with C19 traceried head to third storey.
Interior: on ground on north side of nave to east of centre next to wall 2 pieces
of an elaborate grave slab, tapering in plan, probably of 1250-1300. It has,
in relief, cross with interlaced diamond head and trefoil terminals, flanking
leaf scrolls and marginal chamfer with running leaf band. To south, another
tapering medieval grave stone, base broken off, has cross with diamond head with
fleur-de-lys terminals. A small house of Cistercian nuns, founded in the
reign of Henry II by Warner, steward of the Earls of Richmond. Scheduled as an
Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SE0795297385

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Source: English Heritage

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