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Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Battle,
                                            East Sussex

Bishop's Waltham Palace, Hampshire

Buildwas Abbey, Shropshire

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames Oxon

Dundrennan Abbey, Dundrennan,
                                   Dumfriesshire, Scotland 

Egglestone Abbey, Barnard Castle, Durham

Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset

Forde Abbey, Somerset

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens

Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset

Hailes Abbey, nr Winchcombe,

Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire

Holmcultrum Abbey, nr Abbey Town,

Hulne Priory, Hulne Park, Alnwick,

Jervaulx Abbey, Middleham, Yorkshire

Lenses Abbey, Abbey Wood, Belvedere,

Lilleshall Abbey, nr Telford, Shropshire

Malvern Priory, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

Michelham Priory & Gardens, Upper Dicker, 
                                     nr Hailsham, East Sussex

Muchelney Abbey, nr Ilchester, Somerset

Netley Abbey nr Fareham, Hampshire

Newark Priory, Pyrford, Surrey

Norton Priory Runcorn, Cheshire

Penmon Priory, Penmon, Anglesey

Roche Abbey, Maltby, Rotherham, Yorkshire

Selby Abbey, Selby, Yorkshire

Southwick Priory, Nr Porchester,

St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, Kent

Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire

Tintern Abbey, nr Chepstow,

Titchfield Abbey, nr Southampton,

Wenlock Priory, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

Westminster Abbey, London

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, Yorkshire


Abbey and Religious Building Section

Topic Index - Abbeys

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Abbey Related

Introduction to abbeys section looks at what you can find, how as a time detective you can deduce far more and introduces the other information within this section.

Christianity in Britain, looks at how Christianity arrived in Britain and the early history, including the development of Celtic and Roman branches of the Christian faith and their amalgamation.

The development of Monasteries and Abbeys in Britain  looks at how monasteries came about, the development of the brands, numbers involved and why each developed and eventually fell out of favour.

Dissolution of the Monasteries looks at the background to, and what was going on in Europe, what led to and the results of the dissolution of the monasteries, which had little to do with who Henry VIII wished to marry.

The layout of a Monastery or Abbey,  looks at an early complete design of a Benedictine Monastery, and also looks at some later differences.

A Day at the Abbey, looks at the life of the monks who lived there and how they used much of the space we discover in buildings now.

How to photograph a derelict abbey.

How to photograph an abbey or cathedral that is still in use.

Britain's Buildings

Time Line of Britain's Buildings

Listings of Abbeys

Featured Abbeys & other religious buildings

List of cathedrals and other substantial churches in current use

County Listings of Abbeys



Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

Chester Cathedral, Cheshire

Coventry Cathedral, West Midlands

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire

Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire

Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire

Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough

Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Wells Cathedral, Somerset

Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

York Minster, York, Yorkshire



Balnakeil Church, nr Durness, Sutherland

Burnetts Hill Chapel, Pembrokeshire

Capel Lligwy nr Moelfre, Anglesey

Church Island, nr Menai Bridge, Anglesey

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon,

Knowlton Church, Dorset

Llangwyfan Church, Llanwyfan, Anglesey

Margam Country Park 

                      nr Port Talbot, Glamorgan

Saint Margaret's Church, Westminster, London

St Gybis Church, Holyhead, Anglesey

St Martin's Church, Canterbury, Kent

St Tysilios Church, nr Menai Bridge, Anglesey

Holy Wells  see Holy Wells ...>  


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