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Report - Revesby Abbey - Lincolnshire - January 2014

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Will Knot, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Will Knot

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    The Explore........

    After an early morning start with Telf and Tom Sherman, we arrived at the site following a little stroll under the cover of the weather conditions, cold fog. :rolleyes:

    A Bit of History.......

    Revesby Abbey was a Cistercian monastery located near the village of Revesby in Lincolnshire. The abbey was founded in 1143 by William de Roumare, Earl of Lincoln, and the first monks came from Rievaulx Abbey.

    After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the Abbey was demolished and the site of the former Abbey was, like many others, developed into a country house. :eek:

    The current house, called Revesby Abbey, was built in 1845 in the Jacobean style, by architect William Burn, for James Banks Stanhope. It appears the house was totally built and furnished from scratch, as the contents of the previous house, including furniture, paintings and curtains, were auctioned in 1843. The timber, cornices and fittings were also auctioned in 1844. :(

    The house is currently Grade I listed, but is on the English Heritage at risk register, describe the house as at "serious risk". The house has been unoccupied since at least 1968; its "remaining contents" having previously been were sold in 1953.

    In 1977 permission was sought to demolish the house; it was however, refused. :)

    The Revesby Abbey Preservation Trust was formed several years ago, however, the house's dire state forced English Heritage to undertake "emergency repairs".

    With nothing much left....even most of the floor boards had been taken......it was still great to see. :)

    On with the pictures..........

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    I hope you enjoyed the report............I Will Knot :thumbs
     

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