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Calke Abbey

Hob Uid: 313209
Location :
Derbyshire
South Derbyshire
Calke
Grid Ref : SK3679022600
Summary : Country house constructed circa 1703, with later renovations and alterations of 1806-08 and 1841-42. It possibly incorporates the remains of an Augustinian monastery founded in 1131. It became a cell in 1172 when the priory moved to Repton, and was dissolved in 1538.
More information : [SK 3679 2260] Calke Abbey on site of Priory [G.T.] (Augustinian Founded Circa A.D. 1131) (1)

Calke Abbey, a Grade I building (2), dated 1703 (3) incorporates the masonry of the priory (4) of Augustinian Canons founded c. 1131. The priory was moved to Repton in 1172 when Calke became a cell for two or three canons until 1538 (5). (2-5)

The abbey is, in the main early 18thc, with a portico added to the south front in the early 19th c. See GP A0 66/7/3. In the light well are the remains of an earlier structure comprising a range of three round arches without keystones. Built of plain stone, very weathered and renovated with brick, they are now used as windows. There are no earthworks or foundations that can be attributed to the monastic occupation. (6)

Calke Abbey Country House. 16th and 17th cent, extensively remodelled in 1702-4, possibly by William Johnson of Nottingham. Portico 1806- 8 by William Wilkins Senior, when the staircase added in 1728-9 by James Gibbs was removed. Alterations 1841-2 by Henry Stevens. Grade 1. (7)

Additional reference. (8)

Calke priory was probably founded by Richard, Earl of Chester, sometime between 1114 and his death in 1120. There ia a writ of Henry I enjoining his successor, Ranulf, to respect the grants Richard had made. (9)

Listed. (10,11)

There has been a thorough survey of the buildings and grounds of calke Abbey, including watching briefs. Several pieces of Mediaeval architectural fragments were located in the grounds relating to the demolition of most of the priory. (12,13)

National Trust Guide. (14)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1955.
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : 2320/11/A October 1960
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Source Number : 11
Source : Medieval religious houses in England and Wales
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Source Number : 12
Source : The National Trust Archaeological Survey. Calke Abbey, volume I : estate survey
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Source : The National Trust Archaeological Survey. Calke Abbey, volume III : archaeological watching brief
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Source : Calke Abbey
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Source : Derbyshire
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Cox J C. 1877. Churches of Derbyshire Vol 3, 347
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Source Number : 5
Source : Medieval religious houses : England and Wales
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHS 08-JUL-66
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Source Number : 7
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of South Derbyshire, 6 Jan 1987
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Source Number : 8
Source : Derbyshire
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Page(s) : 119-120
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Source Number : 9
Source : Derbyshire archaeological journal
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Page(s) : 102-105
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Vol(s) : 102, 1982
Source Number : 10
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Derbyshire
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant; independent until 1172
Monument End Date : 1172
Monument Start Date : 1131
Monument Type : Augustinian Monastery, Priory
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant
Monument End Date : 1536
Monument Start Date : 1172
Monument Type : Augustinian Cell, Priory
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Constructed c1703
Monument End Date : 1713
Monument Start Date : 1693
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Alterations 1806-8
Monument End Date : 1808
Monument Start Date : 1806
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Alteration 1841-42
Monument End Date : 1842
Monument Start Date : 1841
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 83174
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 82818
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 32 SE 5
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 315540
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 313097
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 922975
Relationship type :
Associated Monuments : 932443
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 32 SE 5
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-07-08
End Date : 1966-07-08
Associated Activities : Primary, EAST FRONT OF CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1986-01-01
End Date : 1986-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, EAST FRONT OF CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1986-01-01
End Date : 1986-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1986-01-01
End Date : 1988-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, EAST FRONT OF CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1986-01-01
End Date : 1986-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, SOUTH FRONT OF CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1988-01-01
End Date : 1988-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ROOM G10 IN CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1988-01-01
End Date : 1988-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, NORTH WALL OF CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1988-01-01
End Date : 1988-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, CALKE ABBEY (WEST & SOUTH FRONT)
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1988-01-01
End Date : 1988-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, CALKE ABBEY (EAST FRONT)
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1989-01-01
End Date : 1989-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, HOME FARM, CALKE
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1995-01-01
End Date : 1995-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14
Associated Activities : Primary, CALKE ABBEY (HOUSEKEEPER'S SITTING ROOM)
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2000-01-01
End Date : 2000-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, CALKE ABBEY (EAST WING)
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2001-01-01
End Date : 2001-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2005-01-01
End Date : 2005-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2005-01-01
End Date : 2005-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, CALKE ABBEY PATHWAY
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, THE CALKE ABBEY GROTTO
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, CALKE ABBEY HOUSE
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2012-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2013-01-01
End Date : 2013-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, 'THE HOVELS', CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2014-01-01
End Date : 2014-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2014-01-01
End Date : 2014-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT CALKE ABBEY
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2015-01-01
End Date : 2015-12-31