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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: REMAINS OF LILLESHALL ABBEY

List entry Number: 1293216

Location

REMAINS OF LILLESHALL ABBEY, LILYHURST ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Telford and WrekinUnitary AuthorityLilleshall and Donnington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 18-Jun-1959

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 362273

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

LILLESHALL LILYHURST ROAD 1. 5362 Remains of Lilleshall Abbey

SJ 71SW 29/420 18.6.59

I GV

2. Scheduled Ancient Monument. Founded circa 1148 by Richard de Belmeis for Canons of the Augustinian Order of Aras. The building is late Norman to Early English. The extant ruins comprise:- nearly the whole of the church about 228 ft long with a very fine west doorway of Transitional Norman of the C12 and a fragment of a lofty wall adjoining to the north with trefoiled blank arcading; chapels on each side of the chancel and the north and south transept; the vesty; the cloisters; the chapter house (except the east wall) and the frater (on the south side of the courtyard). The site was carefully explored in 1891. During the Civil War, the Abbey then the house of Sir Richard Leveson was fortified for the King and practically destroyed in a seige by the Parliamentary forces.

Listing NGR: SJ7374814220

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National Grid Reference: SJ 73765 14208

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