Thornton Abbey & Gatehouse, Ulceby, Lincolnshire

Thornton Abbey & Gatehouse, Ulceby, Lincolnshire

The enormous and ornate fortified gatehouse of Thornton Abbey is the largest of all English monastic gatehouses. It was founded as a priory in 1139 by William le Gros, the Earl of Yorkshire, and raised to the status of Abbey in 1148.


Address Thornton Abbey Road
Ulceby
Lincolnshire
DN39 6TU
Telephone 0870 333 1181
Area More information on Ulceby