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© Mr John Turner

IoE Number: 323723
Location: PRIORY OF ST MARY, B 6160 (east off)
  BOLTON ABBEY, CRAVEN, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr John Turner
Date Photographed: 04 September 2000
Date listed: 10 September 1954
Date of last amendment: 10 September 1954
Grade I

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BOLTON ABBEYB 6160SE 05 SE(east side, off)8/69Priory of St Mary

BOLTON ABBEY B 6160 SE 05 SE (east side, off) 8/69 Priory of St Mary 10.9.54 GV I Remains of the Priory of St Mary. C12, C13, C14. Ashlar and rubblestone. Transepts and chancel, remains of other priory buildings only at foundation level. Nave now the parish church of St Mary. South transept: C13, 2 bays, only west wall survives, offset angle buttress with pinnacle, Decorated style pointed arched windows with no tracery. North transept: C13, 2 bays, offset angle buttresses, east side retains 2 bay arcade with triple- chamfered pointed arches on octagonal pier and above 3-light cusped recticulated traceried windows with four-centred arches, continuous hoodmould. Remains of an east chapel. West side has C13 doorcase and large Decorated window without tracery. Chancel: C12, C13, C14. 5 bays, bays defined by offset buttresses, east end has offset angle buttresses, that to south has a pinnacle. Bay 3 has a four-centred arched doorway with a pointed arched opening to its right. Windows are large pointed arched of the Decorated period; one to west of south side retains tracery of 3 lights. Large east window of same period, has no tracery, above a small pointed arched niche. Interior: in the west of the chancel is intersecting late C12 blank arcading with round-headed arches on scalloped and waterleaf capitals. The crossing piers have scalloped capitals and double-or triple-chamfered pointed arches. Tomb recess in the north wall, remains of the sedilia in the south wall. Priory was a house of Augustinian canons, suppressed in 1539. Also a scheduled ancient monument (Yorkshire, West Riding) No 610.

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