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Remains of Lilleshall Abbey

A Grade I Listed Building in Lilleshall, Telford and Wrekin

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Latitude: 52.7249 / 52°43'29"N

Longitude: -2.3899 / 2°23'23"W

OS Eastings: 373765

OS Northings: 314209

OS Grid: SJ737142

Mapcode National: GBR 066.2MJ

Mapcode Global: WH9CY.8R6X

Entry Name: Remains of Lilleshall Abbey

Listing Date: 18 June 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293216

English Heritage Legacy ID: 362273

Location: Lilleshall, Telford and Wrekin, TF10

County: Telford and Wrekin

Civil Parish: Lilleshall

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Lilleshall St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

5362 Remains of Lilleshall Abbey

SJ 71SW 29/420 18.6.59


Scheduled Ancient Monument. Founded circa 1148 by Richard de Belmeis for Canons of the Augustinian Order of Aras. The building is late Norman to Early English. The extant ruins comprise:- nearly the whole of the church about 228 ft long with a very fine west doorway of Transitional Norman of the C12 and a fragment of a lofty wall adjoining to the north with trefoiled blank arcading; chapels on each side of the chancel and the north and south transept; the vesty; the cloisters; the chapter house (except the east wall) and the frater (on the south side of the courtyard). The site was carefully explored in 1891. During the Civil War, the Abbey then the house of Sir Richard Leveson was fortified for the King and practically destroyed in a seige by the Parliamentary forces.

Listing NGR: SJ7374814220

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

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