NZ0615 : Egglestone Abbey: Door into east range

taken 4 years ago, near to Barnard Castle, County Durham, Great Britain

Egglestone Abbey: Door into east range
Egglestone Abbey: Door into east range
The Praemonstratensian Abbey of St John the Baptist was founded in 1190s, by the de Moulton family. It was a house of the "White Monks", who as Canons undertook preaching and pastoral work in the area within the Cistecian rule of austerity.

Never a wealthy house, the foundation suffered in various wars between the Scots and the English.

Finally dissolved in 1540, the North and East of the Cloister were used as a Manorial house by Robert Strelley. The site came into the hands of John Morritt of Rokeby Hall who lived there from 1770 until a new hall was built at Rokeby. Some parts of the East range were still used to house estate workers until the late 1800s. The Morrit family passed the ruins to the state in 1925.

There is a lengthy description, and a list of the Abbots, in the Victoria County History for York. See LinkExternal link

The site is a scheduled ancient monument (LinkExternal link ) and a grade I listed building (LinkExternal link ). The ruins are under the control of English Heritage (LinkExternal link ). There is no charge for admittance.


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Date Taken
Monday, 11 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Period (from Tags)
16th Century 
Primary Subject of Photo
Door 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0623 1512 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.8793N 1:54.3145W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0622 1512
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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