Whalley Abbey :: Shared Description

The ruins of Whalley Abbey are a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The site of the abbey was first consecrated in 1306 after the Cistercian monks from Stanlow Abbey had moved to Whalley. The church was completed in 1380 but the remainder of the abbey was not finished until the 1440s.

The abbey closed in 1537 as part of Henry VIIIís dissolution of the monasteries. Following which, the abbey was largely demolished and a country house was built on the site. In the 20th century the house was modified and it is now the Retreat and Conference House of the Diocese of Blackburn.

Today, only the foundations remain of the church. The remains of the former monastic buildings are more extensive.

LinkExternal link Official abbey web site
LinkExternal link Wikipedia article
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SD7336 : Whalley Abbey by David Dixon
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey by David Dixon
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: conference centre by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: birds on a corbel by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey by David Dixon
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: cloisters by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: doves by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: infirmary by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: sundial by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: cloister windows by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: floor tiles by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey by David Dixon
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: north-east gatehouse by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: courtyard by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: day room by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: gardens by Stephen Craven
SD7236 : North West Gatehouse, Whalley Abbey by David Dixon
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: reredorter by Stephen Craven
SD7335 : Entrance to Whalley Abbey grounds by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: kitchen and Long Gallery by Stephen Craven
SD7336 : North East Gatehouse Whalley Abbey by David Dixon
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey by David Dixon
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: remains of monastic church by Stephen Craven
SD7236 : Whalley Abbey, North West Gatehouse by David Dixon
SD7336 : Whalley Abbey: hopper by Stephen Craven

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Created: Sun, 20 Jun 2010, Updated: Sun, 20 Jun 2010

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