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Furness Abbey

 

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  • Furness Abbey, Barrow-on-Furness

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  • Furness Abbey was the second largest Cistercian in England after Fountains Abbey.
  • Like Fountains Abbey, Furness Abbey had a large western tower as the main focal point of the church and a reduced central crossing.
  • The church was ordered to be demolished by King Henry VIII, and with the roof stripped fell into ruin.
  • Substantial remains of Furness Abbey still stand today and have attracted numerous tourists including Theodore Roosevelt, William Wordsworth and J.M.W Turner.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
6658
First Uploaded
02-05-2012
Last Editorial Date
02-05-2012
 

Building Location

Address
Abbey Road, Barrow-In-Furness. LA13
Council
Barrow Borough Council
County
Cumbria
Region
North West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Ruined
Construction start date
1123
Completion date
1450
Demolition Date
1537
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
40.00 *

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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