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Louth Abbey Ruins

A Grade I Listed Building in Keddington, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.3766 / 53°22'35"N

Longitude: 0.0352 / 0°2'6"E

OS Eastings: 535487

OS Northings: 388565

OS Grid: TF354885

Mapcode National: GBR XYPD.F9

Mapcode Global: WHHJT.JD09

Plus Code: 9F5292GP+J3

Entry Name: Louth Abbey Ruins

Listing Date: 9 March 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063050

English Heritage Legacy ID: 195476

Location: Keddington, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN11

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Keddington

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Louth

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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TF 38 NE ROAD (south side)
8/34 Louth Abbey Ruins
G.V. I

Abbey ruins with fragments of north and south walls of chancel of
cruciform church, above ground; and grass covered outline of
rest of church with cloister, chapter house, undercroft,
dormitories, kitchen etc. to south. Late C12, mid C13.
Uncoursed limestone rubble, coursed greenstone blocks, some
limestone ashlar. Irregularly shaped limestone rubble core of
south wall of chancel with several feet of coursed greenstone
blocks on north side; freestanding, reaching approximately 15
feet at highest point. Lower limestone rubble wall remains of
north wall with plinth of buttress to north-west. Part of ashlar
plinth extends to north and east defining eastern limit of
chancel. Late C12 simply scalloped capital of respond or
attached shaft lies in grass in south transept. Several late C12
ashlar fragments in north-west of nave, several with chamfered
corners, simple roll moulded respond sections and 2 no. sections
with small rolls separated by straight moulding. First
colonisation of first Cistercian Foundation in the country at
Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. Sources: Lincoln Diocesan
Architectural Society. Volume 12. 1873 Louth Park Abbey. E
Venables pp.41-55. The Architectural Remains at Louth Park
Abbey E. Trollope, p.p. 22-25.

Listing NGR: TF3548788565

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