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Eggleston Abbey, County Durham, England.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Today, I am posting information about Eggleston Abbey, County Durham England. Eggleston Abbey is a premonstratensian abbey in England. The Abbey was founded in 12th century by the Premonstratensians, who wore a white habit and became known as "the White Canons". It was the principal remains of the Premonstratensian monastic house.

The Abbey was dissolved in 1540 by King Henry VIII, the lands were granted to Robert Strelly in the 16th century. The Abbey was abandoned in the mid-19th century. Today, the site is maintained by English Heritage.


posted by Catswhiskers @ 1:06 PM 


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