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St. Mary d'Urso Church
 

County

Louth

Coordinates

N 53° 42' 55.38"   W 006° 21' 21.42"

Nearest town

Drogheda

Grid Ref.

O 08519 75223

Map No.

43

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

23

Date of visit

Sunday 14 June 2015

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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This alley once was the nave of the church!


Not really much to see here, the ruins of the abbey are pinched between two decaying commercial buildings and it goes quite unnoticed to a distract eye. The side walls of the abbey are now the walls for other buildings. The only distinctive feature is the central belfry tower about halfway along the length of the alley. To the west there's still a gable wall, to the east there's a nice archway that once was the east window of the church.
The structure is about 30 metres long and 7.50 metres wide. It's aligned east-southeast to west-northwest (110°-290°).
It was founded in 1206 by the Norman Ursus de Suamel (hence its name) and his wife Christiana as a hospital for the sick. Later on the hospital was given to the Cross Bearers who followed the rules of St. Augustus.
In 1330 the River Boyne flooded this part of Drogheda and did severe damages to the building which, in 1360's, was restored thanks to a generous donation from the Brandon family.
In 1543 the abbey was forfeited by the Drogheda Corporation and all the properties was leased.


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