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Remains of Merevale Abbey

A Grade II* Listed Building in Merevale, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.5771 / 52°34'37"N

Longitude: -1.5701 / 1°34'12"W

OS Eastings: 429227

OS Northings: 297783

OS Grid: SP292977

Mapcode National: GBR 5HN.KTD

Mapcode Global: WHCHC.VHH5

Plus Code: 9C4WHCGH+RW

Entry Name: Remains of Merevale Abbey

Listing Date: 23 November 1951

Last Amended: 30 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 309215

Location: Merevale, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, CV9

County: Warwickshire

District: North Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Merevale

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Merevale with Bentley

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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SP29NE (South-east side)
1/122 Remains of Merevale Abbey
23/11/51 (Formerly listed as Remains of
Merevale Abbey in garden of
Abbey ruins. C13. Regular coursed sandstone. The remains consist principally of
the north and south walls of the Refectory. The north wall rises to
approximately 6 metres high on the left. 10 bar-stop-chamfered buttresses have
moulded plinth and gablets. The wall drops to about 1.25 metres high. On the
right is another large section of wall surrounding the elaborately moulded
portal to the transept, of 3 orders with remains of nook-shafts. Beyond is a
smaller, simpler archway of 2 chamfered orders; a section of curved wall to the
right, probably largely rebuilt, is attached to Abbey Farmhouse (q.v.). Inside,
the portal has a round arch and hood mould. To the right the wall has a high
dado and 6 closely-set attached shafts with moulded bases and fillets; some
retain moulded capitals. South wall has high splay and moulded plinth and
remains of buttresses to left and right. Slight projection containing reading
pulpit and staircase is approximately 4 metres high. Low section of wall to
right. Inside is a moulded doorway with hood mould, the stone staircase with 2
quatrefoil peep-holes, and traces of 2 shafts of the pulpit. Merevale Abbey was
a Cistercian house founded in 1148 by Robert, Earl Ferrers. Scheduled ancient
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p351; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, p143)

Listing NGR: SP2922797783

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