NY5563 : Lanercost Priory

taken 7 years ago, near to Lanercost, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory was founded sometime between 1165 and 1174 by Henry II. It was built using stones from Hadrian's Wall, nearby. When completed in 1220, canons came from the priory in Norfolk, and remained for some 370 years until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, by Henry VIII.

After the Dissolution, the building passed to Thomas Dacre, who converted some of the buildings into private dwellings (now called the Dacre Hall). The north aisle of the Priory church continued in use as a parish church; it was reroofed and sympathetically restored in the nineteenth century and is still in use today.

The rest of the building fell into disrepair and, in 1929, the Priory ruins were put into public ownership, and today they are managed by English Heritage. There are the remains of the North and South Transepts, the Choir, the Sanctuary and the Cellarium

The remainder of the Priory, second only to Furness Abbey in interest as a ruin, is now in the hands of English Heritage.

LinkExternal link Lanercost Priory (English Heritage)
LinkExternal link Lanercost Priory Church (Visit Cumbria)
LinkExternal link Lanercost Priory (Wikipedia)


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Monday, 15 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 23 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5560 6371 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.9615N 2:41.7013W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5558 6369
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Medieval  Mediaeval  12th Century  Twelfth Century  Augustinian  Priory  Place of Religious Worship  Church  English Heritage 

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