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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
Entry Name: Louth Abbey Ruins
Listing Date: 9 March 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1063050
English Heritage Legacy ID: 195476
Location: Keddington, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN11
District: East Lindsey
Civil Parish: Keddington
Traditional County: Lincolnshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire
Church of England Parish: Louth
Church of England Diocese: Lincoln
KEDDINGTON SOUTH COCKERINGTON
TF 38 NE ROAD (south side)
8/34 Louth Abbey Ruins
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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