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Latitude: 50.6806 / 50°40'50"N
Longitude: -2.2081 / 2°12'29"W
OS Eastings: 385391
OS Northings: 86793
OS Grid: SY853867
Mapcode National: GBR 21K.6KT
Mapcode Global: FRA 6788.MLL
Entry Name: Remains of Bindon Abbey
Listing Date: 20 November 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1120360
English Heritage Legacy ID: 108859
Location: Wool, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20
Civil Parish: Wool
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Wool, East Burton and Combe Keynes
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
Remains of Bindon
Remains of Cistercian Abbey, founded in 1149 at Little Bindon, West Lulworth (q.v.)
and moved to the present site in 1172. The Abbey was erected in the late C12-mid
C13. Dissolved in 1539, and largely demolished - materials being used in the
construction of "Bindon Abbey" and work to Lulworth Castle.
The Church consisted of a nave with north and south aisles, crossing, transepts with
eastern chapels, and square-ended presbytery. South of this was the cloister, with
domestic buildings of the abbey around it. The foundations of much of the abbey
survive, with the lower parts of the walls. At the west end of the church the walls
stand some 25 ft high, but elsewhere little remains above 8 ft. For full
description see RCHM, Dorset Vol. 11, p404.
The ruins very overgrown and in poor repair.
RCHM Monument 3. Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Listing NGR: SY8539186793
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