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Ramsey Abbey School

Hob Uid: 542274
Location :
Cambridgeshire
Huntingdonshire
Ramsey
Grid Ref : TL2925085110
Summary : House of circa 1600, on the site of the former Benedictine Abbey founded in 969 AD. A mid 13th century building is incorporated in Abbey House, which was built circa 1600 with a central hall and cross-passage to the West of it. The remains of the former church include a 6-bay nave with Lady Chapel at the East end. In 1804-06, the house was extended by Sir John Soane and Edward Blore refurbished it in 1839. The house is built of ashlar with a tiled roof. By the mid-1980s the house had become a comprehensive school, the Medieval fabric now being the basement to a 3-storeyed building.
More information : Ramsey Abbey School is a Grade I Listed Building. House of circa 1600, on the site of the former Benedictine Abbey founded in 969 AD. A mid 13th century building is incorporated in Abbey House, which was built circa 1600 with a central hall and cross-passage to the West of it. The remains of the former church include a 6-bay nave with Lady Chapel at the East end. In 1804-06, the house was extended by Sir John Soane and Edward Blore refurbished it in 1839. The house is built of ashlar with a tiled roof. By the mid-1980s the house had become a comprehensive school, the Medieval fabric now being the basement to a 3-storeyed building. (1) [See source 2 for a current online version of the record].

At the time of recording in 2011, online access to information on the designation (Listing) noted above is available through the National Heritage List for England. (2)

On the schols official website, by 2011 the school was styled as "Abbey College, Ramsey" and includes a sixth form college. (3)


Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) District of Huntingdonshire, Jun-1983, 1
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Source Number : 3
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : English Heritage 2011. 'English Heritage: The National Heritage List for England' <> [Accessed 15-JUL-2011]
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Lady Chapel built mid C13th
Monument End Date : 1266
Monument Start Date : 1233
Monument Type : Church, Abbey
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built c1600 on modified church
Monument End Date : 1610
Monument Start Date : 1590
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extension in 1804-1806
Monument End Date : 1806
Monument Start Date : 1804
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extension of 1838-1839
Monument End Date : 1839
Monument Start Date : 1838
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Post-1980
Monument End Date : 1997
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : School
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 83060
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 54420
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TL 28 NE 16
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14
Associated Activities : RAMSEY ABBEY SCHOOL
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1996-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : RAMSEY ABBEY SCHOOL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1998-01-01
End Date : 1998-12-31
Associated Activities : RAMSEY ABBEY SCHOOL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 2002-01-01
End Date : 2002-12-31
Associated Activities : RAMSEY ABBEY COLLEGE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 2012-01-01
End Date : 2012-12-31