Abbey Ruins NHLE Data

Abbey Ruins is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

Listed Building Data

List Entry ID
1130961
Grade
I
Name
ABBEY RUINS
Location
ABBEY RUINS
Grid Reference
SE 17176 85753

Listed Building Details

SE 18 NE EAST WITTON OUT PARISH JERVAULX PARK

4/37 Abbey Ruins 15.2.67 (formerly listed as Jervaulx Abbey ruins GV under General)

I

Ruins of Cistercian house moved to this site in 1156. Early English. Sandstone ashlar. Church of nave, transepts and choir, with cloister on south side of nave, flanked by chapter house to east, kitchen and dorter to south. Footings of church stand up to about 1 metre high, showing an aisled nave, transepts with eastern aisles anad short choir with lady chapel. Pier bases octofoiled with keels. Lady Chapel, now containing stone coffins. In the north transept a complete stone altar, and part in the south transept. At the crossing a mutilated stone effigy of c1280, probably of Ralph Fitz-Henry. Several medieval grave covers in the nave. To the south of the church, the outline of the cloister. On its eastern side, with 2 round-headed windows, the chapter house, rectangular in plan, the walls standing approximately 2 metres high, containing a stone bench on inside. The vault rested on 6 surviving, though at time of resurvey recently vandalized, monolithic octagonal marble columns with crocket capitals. To the south, the square meat-kitchen walls standing to their full height, with 2 vast fireplaces. West of this, the monks' dormitory, its west wall standing in its full length to its full height, with 9 lancet windows at first floor level. Parts of other builings also, and innumerable architectural fragments all over the site. VCH i, p 280ff. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SE1718385742