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Guidebook: Buildwas Abbey

Guidebook: Buildwas Abbey

…Buildwas Abbey are counted among the most important Cistercian remains in England – a textbook example of the order’s early architectural style. Initially founded for the Savigniac congregation in 1135 Buildwas was absorbed into the Cistercian community in 1147. Monastic life flourished…

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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…

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Guidebook: Furness Abbey

Guidebook: Furness Abbey

…Monasteries in the 1530s Furness was the second richest Cistercian abbey in England after Fountains.Before it became Cistercian Furness belonged to the Savigniac Order and today remains of the earlier monastery can be seen among the later Cistercian remains.The extensive tour in the guidebook aims…

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Guidebook: Kirkham Priory

Guidebook: Kirkham Priory

…community of Augustinian priors survived an early attempt to transfer them to the more widespread Cistercian order. The size and wealth of the Priory rivalled some of the more famous nearby Cistercian houses such as Rievaulx Abbey.During the 13th century the priory prospered under the patronage of…

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Rievaulx Abbey 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Rievaulx Abbey 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

…stone buildings in the 1130s to the spectacular expansion of the church in the 1220s was designed to reflect the ideas then current about the Cistercian monastic life. This 1000 piece jigsaw is great challenge for jigsaw lovers and will keep you occupied for hours!Key Features:1000 piece jigsaw…

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Guidebook: Byland Abbey

Guidebook: Byland Abbey

…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 of the…

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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…

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Guidebook: Cleeve Abbey

Guidebook: Cleeve Abbey

…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 roof and…

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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…

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