You are here: Home : Search : Search Results : Detailed Result
  |   Print  

WINCHCOMBE ABBEY

DESCRIPTION + /

Abbey of St Mary and St Kenelm. Founded in 798 on site of a nunnery founded in 787, became a Benedictine abbey circa 969. Following destruction by fire in 1151, it was rebuilt, and it was rededicated in 1239. Dissolved in 1540. The Abbots House was used as a parish workhouse, demolished in 1815. Excavations have revealed much of the Mediaeval plan, but nothing earlier has been found. Some fragments of the abbey are incorporated into extant buildings. Dependency: Charlton Abbots leper hospital.

DETAIL + / -
MORE INFORMATION & SOURCES
+ / -
RELATED MONUMENTS + / -
MONUMENT TYPES + / -
COMMENTS + / -
Please help us keep our information accurate let us know if you see any errors on this page.

Further information about monuments may be obtained by contacting Archive Services, through the English Heritage website.