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Abbotsbury, Dorset
Abbotsbury Abbey

Abbotsbury Abbey was founded in the 11th century by a Dane called Orca who was a follower of Cnut. The Abbey dominated the town.....

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Abingdon Abbey - July 2009
Abingdon Abbey

Abingdon Abbey was founded in 675 and demolished following Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. During the life of the.....

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The Rose gardens at Anglesey Abbey
Anglesey Abbey

This attractive house was formerly a priory of Augustinian canons, founded around 1135. It's name does not relate to the island.....

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The Bath Abbey.
Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is a beautiful building. The building is sited on the remains of a Norman Cathedral which itself replaced an 8th.....

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A picture of Battle Abbey
Battle Abbey

The Abbey Ruins - The pope ordered William the Conqueror to build an abbey in penance for the great loss of life. The abbey was.....

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Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst, Kent
Bayham Abbey

Built in the 13th century, and set in beautiful surroundings, Bayham Abbey is a favourite of painters and photographers...

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Blanchland Abbey, Northumberland
Blanchland Abbey

The Abbey in the village was constructed in 1163...

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Buckfast abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon
Buckfast Abbey

One of the most amazing things about this fine abbey is that it was built almost entirely by amateur builders. The Benedictine.....

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Buckland Abbey
Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey is situated near Yelverton at the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It was built as a 13th century Cistercian.....

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Bylands Abbey, North Yorkshire
Byland Abbey

It would be hard to find a more perfect setting for the gracious ruins of centuries old Byland Abbey than this remote valley spot.....

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The Stables, Calke Abbey
Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey was built between 1701-1703. The building, in the Baroque style, was built for Sir John Harpur. It is an.....

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Entrance to the Cloisters, Crowland Abbey
Crowland Abbey

Crowland Abbey was founded in 716 by King Ethelbald, in memory of St.Guthlac who had built a cell on the Fen island. It has a.....

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Dorchester Abbey
Dorchester Abbey

The wonderful abbey church of St.Peter and St.Paul has a history stretching back to the year 634, but the church we see today.....

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Easby Abbey, Richmond, Yorkshire, South Wall
Easby Abbey

This pleasant place is interesting for the remarkable ruins of a 12th century Premonstratensian Abbey. Here in an idyllic.....

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Evesham, Worcestershire
Evesham Abbey

Viewing the Evesham skyline from across the waters of the River Avon the visitor gets a dramatic glimpse of a "dreaming spires of.....

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Flaxley Abbey
Flaxley Abbey

Flaxley Abbey has a long and illustrious history, it was originally built to house a Cistercian order by Roger, Earl of Hereford.....

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The ruins of Furness Abbey, near Barrow in Furness.
Furness Abbey

St Mary of Furness was founded in 1123 by Stephen, later King of England...

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Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset in the early morning.
Glastonbury Abbey

This is believed to be the site of the oldest Christian Church in the world, for centuries it has been the focus of Christian.....

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Hailes Abbey, Nr Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
Hailes Abbey

Hailes Abbey occupies a lovely site and as you look at the remains of the dramatic cloister arches you get some idea of just how.....

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at Haughmond Abbey, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Haughmond Abbey

These magnificent remains of an Augustinian Abbey founded by William Fitzalan in about 1135, occupy a beautiful setting in the.....

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