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Loxwell Abbey

Hob Uid: 212016
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Calne Without
Grid Ref : ST9529069850
Summary : A Cistercian Abbey was founded at Loxwell in 1151 as a daughterhouse of Quarr, but was moved to Stanley, (ST97SE2) in 1154. There are no visible remains, but Loxwell Farm is reputed to stand on the site of the abbey.
More information : (ST 95296985) Loxwell Farm on site of (TI) Loxwell Abbey (GT) (Cistercian, founded AD 1151) (TI) (1)

A Cistercian Abbey was founded at Lockswell, 1151 but was moved to Stanley in 1154 (See ST 97 SE 2). Though there is no contemporary evidence for buildings of any consequence at Loxwell, the site of the earlier Abbey was claimed as found by Bowles. Early records indicate a copious water-supply at the first site and there is a substantial spring flowing from 'beneath' the foundations of the farmhouse which Bowles claims stood on the site of the early building. This spring was later conveyed by a stone conduit to the new site at Stanley, in 1241. No traces are visible but its course is discovered from time to time. (2-4)

The present buildings are of 18th - 19th c. date with no visible evidence of any antiquity. (5)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6", 1961
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Bremhill, 1828, 90, (W.L.Bowles)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Chipenham, 1894, 48-9, (J.J. Daniell)
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Source : Medieval religious houses : England and Wales
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ANK 02-JUL-68
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Source : Medieval religious houses in England and Wales
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant
Monument End Date : 1154
Monument Start Date : 1151
Monument Type : Cistercian Monastery, Abbey
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 96 NE 8
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 212376
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 461626
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 96 NE 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1968-07-02
End Date : 1968-07-02