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Coverham Abbey Ruins

A Grade I Listed Building in Coverham with Agglethorpe, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.2732 / 54°16'23"N

Longitude: -1.8387 / 1°50'19"W

OS Eastings: 410601

OS Northings: 486405

OS Grid: SE106864

Mapcode National: GBR HML0.QY

Mapcode Global: WHC6X.QVMG

Entry Name: Coverham Abbey Ruins

Listing Date: 13 December 1967

Last Amended: 24 January 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178910

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321763

Location: Coverham with Agglethorpe, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Coverham with Agglethorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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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

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