NY5563 : Lanercost Priory

taken 34 years ago, near to Lanercost, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory
Camera: Canon AE-1 Program
Film: Kodak CL200
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
Thursday, 25 July, 1985   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Ruin (from Tags)
Priory 
Country (from Tags)
England 
County (from Tags)
Cumbria 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5561 6370 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.9562N 2:41.6919W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5562 6368
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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