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Guidebook: Rievaulx Abbey

Guidebook: Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 as the first monastery of the reforming Cistercian order in the north of England. From humble beginnings when a founding party of about 30 men – one-third monks the rest lay brothers – came from Clairvaux in Burgundy in eastern France the abbey quickly…

£4.00

Stained Glass Print Tea Towel

Stained Glass Print Tea Towel

100% cotton Tea Towel with stained glass print inspired by the many fine examples of Medieval craftsmanship seen in Britain's abbeys cathedrals and churches today.Key Features:Stained glass inspired tea towel100% Cotton

£7.50

Haughmond Abbey

Haughmond Abbey

Haughmond Abbey was a prosperous house of Augustinian Canons north-east of Shrewsbury.  Today it is an extensive ruin in the guardianship of English Heritage.The work reported on had its origins in excavations carried out in and near the cloister in 1975-79 but the scope has been broadened to…

£100.00

Guidebook: Bayham Abbey

Guidebook: Bayham Abbey

abbey was built in the 13th century by Premonstratensian monks. In the 18th century the ruins were landscaped to provide a romantic view from Bayham Old Abbey House.This guidebook gives a description of the abbey as it can be seen today and as it was built followed by a brief history of the abbey

£2.00

Guidebook: Muchelney Abbey

Guidebook: Muchelney Abbey

…the Somerset Levels Muchelney Abbey is an extraordinary survival. A monastery was first founded on the site by King Ine of Wessex in 693 and fragments of an Anglo-Saxon church have been discovered here. Over the later Middle Ages it developed as a Benedictine abbey with an impressive complex of…

£3.00

Guidebook: St Augustines Abbey

Guidebook: St Augustines Abbey

…burial place of the kings of Kent and early archbishops of Canterbury the abbey was altered and extended under successive abbots and totally rebuilt after the Norman Conquest. Following its dissolution in 1538 the abbey was later used as a royal palace by Henry VIII. After being acquired by a…

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Guidebook: Thornton Abbey

Guidebook: Thornton Abbey

…le Gros in 1139 Thornton Abbey became one of the richest Augustinian monasteries in England. Its splendid 14th century gatehouse reflects its enormous wealth and stands as one of the largest monastic gatehouses in the country. Beyond it lie the remains of the abbey church and cloister buildings…

£2.00

Guidebook: Cleeve Abbey

Guidebook: Cleeve Abbey

Cleeve Abbey by archaeologist Stuart Harrison and Dr Michael Carter Senior Historian at English Heritage examines the architecture and history of this Cistercian abbey in Somerset which contains some of the best preserved monastic buildings in south-west England including a remarkably intact angel…

£3.50

Guidebook: Roche Abbey

Guidebook: Roche Abbey

Roche Abbey was founded in 1147 as a monastery of the Cistercian order. The remains of the abbey lie in a valley in the hills east of Rotherham hemmed in on three sides by formidable magnesian limestone outcrops. Such a location appealed to the monks who sought seclusion for their commitment to the…

£3.50

Guidebook: Hailes Abbey

Guidebook: Hailes Abbey

Hailes Abbey by Dr Michael Carter Senior Historian at English Heritage explores the architecture history and royal connections of this important Cistercian abbey in Gloucestershire which came to national prominence in the 13th century as a pilgrimage destination when it was presented by with a relic…

£4.00

Guidebook: Byland Abbey

Guidebook: Byland Abbey

…life across the Pennines as a monastery of the reforming order of Savigny founded from Furness Abbey in Cumberland and was absorbed into the larger Cistercian order in 1147.The remains of the abbey are remarkable for the exceptionally large cloister and the scale of the church reflecting the size…

£3.00

Guidebook: Whitby Abbey

Guidebook: Whitby Abbey

…the great abbeys of Yorkshire. Later after the Suppression of the Monasteries the abbot's house was converted into a grand private residence. Drawing on the latest archaeological investigations this new richly illustrated guidebook provides a full tour and history of the abbey and headland.Key…

£4.50

Guidebook: Buildwas Abbey

Guidebook: Buildwas Abbey

…was absorbed into the Cistercian community in 1147. Monastic life flourished here until the abbey was suppressed in 1536.This beautifully present guidebook conducts the visitor on a tour presenting the abbey as the living space in which the Cistercian brothers carried out their daily round of pious…

£3.00

Guidebook: Furness Abbey

Guidebook: Furness Abbey

The extensive red sandstone ruins of Furness Abbey are set in the beautiful wooded Vale of Nightshade. By the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 1530s Furness was the second richest Cistercian abbey in England after Fountains.Before it became Cistercian Furness belonged to the…

£3.00

Rievaulx Abbey Stamp Collection

Rievaulx Abbey Stamp Collection

…range of English Heritage Stamps these stamps highlight some our famous properties throughout England. This stamp collection shows Rievaulx Abbey a major architectural influence on the medieval monastic church from the 12th to the 16th centuries and from the mid-18th century of major significance…

£6.25

Abbey Architecture Mug

Abbey Architecture Mug

Inspired by the glittering splendour of England's finest abbeys and cathedrals this eye-catching mug makes a wonderful gift for those with a keen interest in architecture. Designed and printed in the UK the mug is crafted from bone china and features classic motifs from religious…

£10.50

Guidebook: Haughmond Abbey

Guidebook: Haughmond Abbey

The two Shropshire abbeys of Haughmond and Lilleshall were both communities of Augustinian canons founded in the 12th century. Both are typical of the middle rank of English monasteries and display the remains of fine medieval buildings including the church at Lilleshall and the abbot's hall and…

£3.00

Whitby Abbey Stamp Collection

Whitby Abbey Stamp Collection

Part of our exclusive range of English Heritage Stamps these stamps highlight some our famous properties throughout England. Our stamps make a great souvenir and can also be used to send postcards overseas from the UK see details below:Destination: Worldwide excluding UK and Channel Islands…

£6.25

Battle Abbey Stamp Collection

Battle Abbey Stamp Collection

Part of our exclusive range of English Heritage Stamps these stamps highlight some our famous properties throughout England. Our stamps make a great souvenir and can also be used to send postcards overseas from the UK see details below:Destination: Worldwide excluding UK and Channel Islands…

£6.25

Abbey Architecture Tote Bag

Abbey Architecture Tote Bag

Stand out from the crowd with this eye-catching eco-friendly tote bag designed exclusively for English Heritage. Made from 100% cotton this spacious bag features a monochrome design inspired by ecclesiastical architecture featuring a patchwork of motifs - carved gargoyles elaborate tiling and…

£9.00

Guidebook: Battle Abbey and Battlefield

Guidebook: Battle Abbey and Battlefield

…nearly 1000 years. William the Conqueror built Battle Abbey on the exact place where King Harold died and it thrived as a Benedictine abbey for over 400 years. This guide includes a tour of the battlefield and the imposing abbey buildings and a history of the site illustrated with…

£5.00

Guidebook: Bury St Edmunds Abbey

Guidebook: Bury St Edmunds Abbey

Bury St Edmunds Abbey was one of the greatest abbeys in East Anglia and one of the richest in England. It derived its name from King Edmund of East Anglia who was martyred by the Danes in 870 and whose relics were enshrined at the abbey in 903 making it a place of pilgrimage. After the Norman…

£2.00

Whitby Jet Abbey Silhouette Brooch

Whitby Jet Abbey Silhouette Brooch

This Whitby Jet Abbey Silhouette Brooch is an elegant brooch featuring an oval of highly polished genuine Whitby Jet set in Sterling Silver with an intricate carved abbey silhouette. The pin on the back fastens with a revolving catch.Our Whitby Jet jewellery is lovingly made by hand in the…

£150.00

Battle Abbey 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Battle Abbey 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

The perfect gift for fans and visitors of Battle Abbey this stunning 1000 piece jigsaw shows a wonderful view looking up to the Abbey from the grounds one of England’s most famous battlefields. The buildings of the former abbey stand as a near-contemporary memorial to the Battle of…

£13.00

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