A spokesman for English Heritage said: "Like much of the country, Furness Abbey has been subjected to some flooding in the last couple of days because of the extreme weather we have been experiencing.
"The site is very flat and therefore tends to become waterlogged during periods of continual rain as natural drainage does not occur effectively.
"We carry out regular maintenance of our waterways but cannot prevent water and debris from up stream entering our site.
"We appreciate that some local residents are concerned about the impact this may have on the abbey, as we are too, but wish to reassure them that the ruins themselves do not appear to be affected by the recent flooding events.
"We will continue to monitor this and take every possible step to minimise the impact of flooding to the site."
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