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© Mr Keith Atkins

IoE Number: 401027
Location: ST MARY'S ABBEY, ABBEY ROAD
  LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Keith Atkins
Date Photographed: 15 June 2002
Date listed: 13 March 1951
Date of last amendment: 13 March 1951
Grade I

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TM 46 SWLEISTON-CUM-SIZEWELLABBEY ROAD4/27St Mary's Abbey13.3.51

TM 46 SW LEISTON-CUM-SIZEWELL ABBEY ROAD 4/27 St Mary's Abbey 13.3.51 GV I Ruins of Premonstratensian Abbey. Founded in 1182; moved to this site in 1363 and rebuilt after a fire in 1382. Evidence of C12 and C13 work. Remaining walling is coursed flint, with some re-used brick and some flushwork, especially to St Mary's Chapel (Lady Chapel). Church had nave, aisles, a square crossing, transepts, a chancel and chancel aisles. St Mary's Chapel in the north chancel aisle was formerly used as a granary; restores for worship in C20. To the south of the church are extensive standing remains of the monastic ranges, including the refectory, warming house, cloister, sacristies and vestries. The chapter house stood to the east of the cloister. Remains of early C16 brick gatehouse to west of cloister. Scheduled Ancient Monument (County No 27).

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