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EASBY EASBY NZ 10 SE 4/39 Ruins of Abbey of St Agatha (formerly listed as Easby 4.2.69 Abbey Ruins)
Ruins of Premonstratensian Abbey of St Agatha. Late C12, early C13, c1300, early C14, early C15. Sandstone. Church with cloister, sacristies, chapter house, refectory, dorter, guests' solar and reredorter to south, and infirmary and abbot's accommodation to north. Church: foundations only of late C12 aisleless nave with many fine grave covers, with crosses, set in floor; considerable height of early C14 north chapel, with complete stone altar, added on to west side of late C12 north transept; late C12 aisleless choir lengthened by addition of early C14 presbytery, largely surviving to approximately 2 metres high, with 2 tomb recesses with double-chamfered segmental-pointed arches on north side; 3-bay early C14 east wall of south transept survives. 2 sacristies. Chapter house: 2-storey structure survives from early C13 with bench-table, and with early C15 alterations including hollow-moulded multi-light east window with almost flat segmental- pointed arch with label, and above, and in adjoining buildings to south, 2- light windows with cinquefoiled ogee-headed lights and hood-moulds... read more