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Keynsham Abbey Remains to the South of Number 3 (Number 3 Not Included)

A Grade I Listed Building in Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4173 / 51°25'2"N

Longitude: -2.4963 / 2°29'46"W

OS Eastings: 365584

OS Northings: 168812

OS Grid: ST655688

Mapcode National: GBR CZZ.4S

Mapcode Global: VH88W.PM5W

Entry Name: Keynsham Abbey Remains to the South of Number 3 (Number 3 Not Included)

Listing Date: 19 June 1975

Last Amended: 17 July 2000

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384577

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485012

Location: Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset, BS31

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Keynsham

Built-Up Area: Keynsham

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


KEYNSHAM

ST6568 ABBEY PARK
739-1/4/3 (South side)
19/06/75 Keynsham Abbey, remains to the south
of No.3 (No.3 not included)
(Formerly Listed as:
ABBEY PARK
(South side)
Remains of Keynsham Abbey to the
south of No.3)

GV I

Walling, remains of Keynsham Abbey, founded c1170 for
Augustinian Canons, dissolved 1539 and materials on site used
for building the Bridges' mansion. The standing remains are of
finely dressed ashlar with surviving architectural detail
including late C12 bases; they include the lower parts of the
south transept of the Abbey Church with adjoining parts of the
south aisle. Sections of the nave have also been exposed and
some monastic buildings including the Chapter House.
HISTORICAL NOTE: after the Dissolution in 1539 the site was
occupied by a house built by the Bridges family (pulled down
in 1776). Many fragments from the site are to be found in
various parts of Keynsham, the majority having been rescued
and stored as museum pieces at the Town Hall.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and
Bristol: London: 1958-: 210).

Listing NGR: ST6558868811

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