NY5563 : Graveyard, Lanercost Priory Church

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

Graveyard, Lanercost Priory Church
Graveyard, Lanercost Priory Church
The public footpath passes through the graveyard and around the eastern end of the priory ruins.
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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Date Taken
Monday, 15 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 23 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5562 6374 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.9778N 2:41.6829W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5560 6374
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