Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse

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Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse
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the remains of the gatehouse in Ramsey
Location Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, England
Area Huntingdonshire
Built 15th century
Demolished 1537
Governing body National Trust
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Gatehouse to Ramsey Abbey
Designated 1 May 1951
Reference no. 1130258

Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse was the gatehouse to the Benedictine Ramsey Abbey in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England. The gatehouse is Perpendicular Gothic and was built late in the 15th century.

In 1537 the abbey was dissolved and the Crown granted its buildings and site to Richard Williams (alias Cromwell), who had most of the buildings demolished. He had part of the gatehouse dismantled, moved to Hinchingbrooke House and rebuilt as a gatehouse there.[1] The remainder of the gatehouse survives as a ruin at Ramsey.

In 1951 the Ministry of Works made the gatehouse a Grade I listed building.[2] In 1952 Ailwyn Fellowes, 3rd Baron de Ramsey gave the gatehouse to the National Trust in memory of his sister Diana Broughton.

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Coordinates: 52°26′54″N 0°06′11″W / 52.448365°N 0.103012°W / 52.448365; -0.103012