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The Monks Oven

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ponsonby, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.4447 / 54°26'41"N

Longitude: -3.4633 / 3°27'47"W

OS Eastings: 305205

OS Northings: 506468

OS Grid: NY052064

Mapcode National: GBR 4K81.0G

Mapcode Global: WH5ZP.SJ0Y

Plus Code: 9C6RCGVP+VM

Entry Name: The Monks Oven

Listing Date: 14 July 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068656

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76361

Location: Ponsonby, Copeland, Cumbria, CA20

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Ponsonby

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Beckermet St Bridget

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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4/61 The Monks' Oven
Large detached oven of uncertain date but associated with the monastery in whose
precinct it is built. Constructed of ashlar and rubble; exterior stone largely
robbed out leaving earth-covered mound with single, very low, semicircular-
headed doorway to centre of south-west face. Interior is c.1.75 m high and
c.3.95 m in diameter. The floor is constructed of tightly-packed stones; the
wall is constructed of ashlar and is of 3 courses with the top course shaped to
act as a springer for the shallow-domed roof which is constructed of small
stones packed tightly together end on. The monks' oven forms part of an
important group of monastic buildings and is positioned alongside a mill-leat.

Listing NGR: NY0520606468

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