Shap Abbey. Antique print of Shap Abbey, or Shap Monastery, a monastic religious house of the Premonstratensian order on the western bank of the River Lowther around 1.5 miles from the village of Shap, in Westmorland or Cumbria, England. Antique copper-plate engraving dated in the plate 2 July 1774. Size of engraved area approx 5x6ins. .