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Abbeys in England

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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
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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Anglesey Abbey, National Trust property in Cambridgeshire, 6 miles NE of Cambridge
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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Bath Abbey Door
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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Gatehouse
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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A picture of Buckfast Abbey
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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The Tower, Buckland Abbey, Devon
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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Another view of this wonderful ruin... 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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Calke Park, Derbyshire,  on a December day
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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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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A picture of 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 near Richmond, North Yorkshire
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 Abbey bell tower. 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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Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Furness Abbey

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

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Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset.
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
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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Haughmond Abbey, Well House
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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