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The Remains of Shaftesbury Abbey

A Grade I Listed Building in Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Latitude: 51.0052 / 51°0'18"N

Longitude: -2.1986 / 2°11'54"W

OS Eastings: 386163

OS Northings: 122886

OS Grid: ST861228

Mapcode National: GBR 1XH.WGX

Mapcode Global: FRA 668G.C9C

Entry Name: The Remains of Shaftesbury Abbey

Listing Date: 20 June 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108779

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101941

Location: Shaftesbury, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Shaftesbury

Built-Up Area: Shaftesbury

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Shaftesbury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

1655 The Remains of
Shaftesbury Abbey
ST 8622 2/4 20.6.52.
Site adjacent to Park Wall, where the foundations of the greater part of
the Abbey Church have been excavated. Many remains discovered, including
bones thought to be those of King Edward the Martyr, to whom the Abbey
was dedicated. The Abbey was a Benedictine Nunnery, founded by Alfred
in 888, his daughter being the 1st Abbess. AM.
See also Gold Hill.

Listing NGR: ST8613622887

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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