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Priory Remains

A Grade II Listed Building in Rosedale East Side, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.3538 / 54°21'13"N

Longitude: -0.8879 / 0°53'16"W

OS Eastings: 472373

OS Northings: 495927

OS Grid: SE723959

Mapcode National: GBR QL73.K2

Mapcode Global: WHF98.BTDQ

Entry Name: Priory Remains

Listing Date: 10 November 1953

Last Amended: 27 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1315706

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382469

Location: Rosedale East Side, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO18

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Rosedale East Side

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 7295
16/51 Priory remains
(formerly listed as the
10.11.53 remains of Rosedale Abbey)
Priory remains, consisting of a buttressed pier containing a staircase.
C13. Sandstone ashlar. Pier approximately 4 metres high. Rebated doorway,
beneath flat lintel and semicircular retaining arch, to the north-east:
shouldered, square-headed light over. To the right, on the north face of
the pier, is a massive corbel, possibly the springing point of chamfered
vaulting, traces of which are visible above. Chamfered and roll-moulded
plinth to buttresses on the south and west. There are angle lights to the
north-west, and slits, deeply splayed inside, to the south-west and south-
east. Interior: stone spiral stair constructed of separate, individually
shaped blocks. The Priory, a Nunnery, was founded by the Cistercians under
the patronage of William of Rosedale, sometime before 1158. It was
dissolved by Henry VIII in 1536, when there were 8 nuns and the Prioress.
The Priory Chapel survived the dissolution. 3 centuries later it had fallen
into disrepair, and with the increased population in the dale, associated
with the new development of local ironstone, was found to be too small. It
was rebuilt in 1839 as the Church of St Mary and St Laurence (qv). Rev E H
Mowforth, Rosedale Priory and the Church of St Mary and St Laurence (qv).

Listing NGR: SE7237395927

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