Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Though most of the abbey buildings were destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Lady Chapel survived to form part of the Abbey Grammar School. The ruined 15th century gatehouse of the abbey contains superb carvings and an ornate oriel window.
The thing that struck me most about Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse was the oriewl window around the back (to the right of the gatehouse arch). The carving, though worn with age, is wonderful, in a style that suggests the abbot was ken to show off the wealth and prestige of the abbey. It won't take long to view the gatehouse, unless you are fortunate enough to come on one of the limited opening days and can view inside.
Address: Abbey School, School View, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, PE17 1DH
Attraction Type: Abbey
Location: on the B1040
Phone: 01284 747 500
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
OS: TL291 851
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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