Abbey Ruins, Dale Abbey

Recent Photograph of Abbey Ruins (Dale Abbey)

The “Abbey of le Dale” became established some time during the late 12th century - various romantic tales exist of its founding, as can be read in a History of Dale Abbey.[1]

Our photograph shows the Abbey's main surviving fragment - the massive archway of the chancel east window, which according to the National Heritage List for England (NHLE)[1] shows indications of geometrical tracery, probably similar to that of Newstead Abbey and the Angel choir at Lincoln. The footings to the west of the walls of chancel and transepts partly survive, and fragments of the north-west walls also.

Please note the Abbey stands on private land, so access is limited.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

[1] One of the Brief Histories & Local Topics on the Ilkeston and District Local History Society website.
[2] “The only official, up to date, register of all nationally protected historic buildings and sites” - the National Heritage List for England.

Image contributed by Paul Slater on 20st February 2001.
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