SK4338 : Dale Abbey remains

taken 12 days ago, near to Dale Abbey, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Dale Abbey remains
Dale Abbey remains
Dale Abbey was a Premonstratensian priory which after several settlement attempts finally became an independent abbey in the early 13th century.

This is the view of the ruins from the east window. The main grassed area to the right represents the chancel and nave of the abbey church, and the column stumps define a south aisle to the chancel. The timber shed (built to house excavation finds) sits within the foundations of the chapter house. The ruins are Listed Grade I and the immediate surrounds are also a Scheduled Monument.

The grounds are private although a public footpath passes the east end.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Ruins (from Tags)
Abbey 
Place (from Tags)
Dale Abbey 
Period (from Tags)
13th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4374 3873 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.6510N 1:21.0323W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4376 3874
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Grade I Listed  Scheduled Monument 

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