A great deal of the original living quarters of the monks still exists here at Forde Abbey and is incorporated into the house as it is today. Forde Abbey retains its refectories, monks' dormitory, Undercroft, novitiate school, chapter house, scriptorium, kitchen, tower, hall and the North section of the cloisters. What has gone, sadly, is the large Abbey church that stood where the South Lawn is now. This simple building was some 250 feet long and stretched from just west of Chard's Tower to just east of the present Chapel (chapter house). The lead roof of the Church contained a high percentage of silver making it the first item to be stripped and sold with the stone soon following. Now only the two statues in the Great Hall and the four pillars at the Mermaid Pond survive from the original Abbey Church.