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Swineshead Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Swineshead, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 52.9493 / 52°56'57"N

Longitude: -0.1418 / 0°8'30"W

OS Eastings: 524945

OS Northings: 340722

OS Grid: TF249407

Mapcode National: GBR HVD.0Z4

Mapcode Global: WHHLV.S4N9

Plus Code: 9C4XWVX5+P7

Entry Name: Swineshead Abbey

Listing Date: 19 November 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165368

English Heritage Legacy ID: 192125

Location: Swineshead, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Swineshead

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Swineshead St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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4/72 Swineshead Abbey

House, on the site of a former Cistercian Abbey, built in 1607
for Sir John Lockton, reusing abbey remains. Altered early C19
and C20. Coursed and squared limestone rubble, lined stucco,
hipped slate roof, limestone rendered ridge and wall stacks, and
brick gable stack. L-plan. Garden front of 2 storey plus
attics, 5 irregular bays, with tall plinth, ashlar first floor
band and moulded wooden eaves board, off-centre recessed C20 half
glazed door in contemporary wooden surround, with to right a
single and to left 3 glazing bar sashes with splayed ashlar
lintels and keystones. To first floor are 4 similar windows.
Below the band a C19 escutcheon. In the roof 3 dormer windows
with glazing bar sash and leaded segmental head. On the right
hand side, a reset C13 effigy of a knight, lower part missing,
in chain mail and surcoat, above a reset datestone, WEL 1607, for
Lockton. To the right a C19 stuccoed 2 storey single bay wing
with glazing bar sashes. In the left hand end a full height sash
window with above an armorial panel, inscribed ILF. Interior
largely refitted early C19 and C20, with stick baluster stair
with wreathed handrail, contemporary joinery fittings. The
abbey was founded in 1134 by Robert de Gresley and according to
tradition King John is supposed to have stayed here the night
after he lost his baggage in the Wash, 12th October, 1216.

Listing NGR: TF2494540722

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