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KIRKSTEAD ABBEY

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Remains of the Cistercian Abbey of Kirkstead, founded 1139, and probably moved a short distance to its present site between 1160 and 1175. 17 of the monks were involved in the Lincolnshire Rising of 1536. The abbot supported the insurgents, as a consequenceof which he and 3 monks were executed, and the abbey destroyed. The chapel by the gate is used as a church. There are rectilinear enclosures which may represent the site of the former abbey, (see TF16SE18).

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