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Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse

Hob Uid: 366890
Location :
Cambridgeshire
Huntingdonshire
Ramsey
Grid Ref : TL2902585069
Summary : 13th century gatehouse converted to a house circa 1600, altered in 1804-6 and in 1839.
More information : (TL 29188503) Ramsey Abbey (School) (NAT) on site of
(NAT) St Mary's Abbey (NR) (Benedictine)
(TL 29028506) Gate House (NR) (1)

The Benedictine Abbey of Ramsey was founded in c 969 AD. Of the
medieval structure nothing survives except a rectangular building
of mid 13th c date incorporated in Abbey House (probably the
former Lady Chapel), and a portion of the 15th c Gatehouse. The
Abbey was dissolved in 1539 when most of the buildings were
pulled down and the surviving building converted into a house. (2-3)

Abbey House is now a Grammar School and the Gatehouse is the
property of the National Trust. Plan.

See photographs and attached pamphlet (4)

Part descheduled. (5)

Ramsey Abbey School(formerly listed as Ramsey Abbey). Formerly a country house built on the site of the Benedictine monastery. Now a comprehensive school. The surviving 6 bays of the c13 Lady Chapel form the basement of a house built in circa 1600 with a central hall and cross-passage to the west. In 1804-6 Sir John Soane(1753-1837) extended and modernised the house for the Fellowes family by adding a large tower block to the west and a symmetrical north facade.
Edward Blore(1787-1879) refurbished the interior and added the parapets and new south entrance porch with other Elizabethan Revival details to the facades in 1839. The service wing to the west was added shortly after. Built of ashlar with modern plain tiled roofs with medieval walls and buttresses and Barnack stone. Grade I (see list for details) (6)

Scheduled listing (7)

Additional reference (8)



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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1958.
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Arch J 124, 1967, 245-247 (P G M Dickinson)
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHM Hunts 1926 207-9 plan, photos
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JB 10-JUN-70
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : HBMC Letter & Map 21 5 86
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE(HHR) Dist of Huntingdon Cambs 1983 1-2
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : ENG Heritage Sams Cambs 1987 11
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Pevsner N 1968 The Builds of Eng Beds Hunts and Peterborough London Penguin (330-2)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C13
Monument End Date : 1299
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Gatehouse
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Converted
Monument End Date : 1600
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered
Monument End Date : 1806
Monument Start Date : 1804
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered
Monument End Date : 1839
Monument Start Date : 1839
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : CB 141
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 54425
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TL 28 NE 7
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TL 28 NE 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1970-06-10
End Date : 1970-06-10