Whalley Abbey Gatehouse
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The gateway was built around 1350, and it seems likely that the first-floor chamber over the gateway arch was used as a chapel. After the abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1537 that chapel area was used as the first home of Whalley Grammar School.
Other parts of the abbey still standing include the abbot's lodging, chapel, north-east gateway, the east and south cloister ranges, and the foundations of the nave from the abbey church.
About Whalley Abbey Gatehouse
Address: The Sands, Whalley, Lancashire, England, BB7 9TN
Attraction Type: Abbey
Location: In Whalley village, just off the A59 and A671. Open access site.
Website: Whalley Abbey Gatehouse
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Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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