Furness Abbey: Stone Masonry

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On display in Furness Abbey Museum are pieces of richly carved stone which once formed part of the abbey’s structure.

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Capital with masons mark

Furness Abbey was constructed from locally available soft red sandstone and grey limestone. As a result of being disintegrated by wind and rain, much of the medieval carving has been lost.

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Buildings were continually modified, updated or demolished due to changes in fashion and building technology. Fragments of stonework is often re-used which can sometimes be the only evidence of such changes.

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