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Pictures of Flaxley Abbey

a Abbey in the town of Flaxley, in the county of Gloucestershire

About Flaxley Abbey

Flaxley Abbey has a long and illustrious history, it was originally built to house a Cistercian order by Roger, Earl of Hereford in the middle of the 12th century. The abbey stands upon the spot where Roger's father, Miles of Gloucester was killed after a day out hunting. The land on which the abbey stands was in the gift of Henry II, who granted it in 1158. Later more land was granted by Henry III in 1227, this included forest woodland.

Until the Dissolution the abbey flourished under the favour of the Crown. After Henry VIII's Dissolution both the abbey and its lands were granted to Sir William Kingston, who as Constable of the Tower of London supervised the execution of Ann Boleyn.

Today, Flaxley Abbey survives as a private home, it can be found close to the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

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