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CHERTSEY ABBEY

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Monastery first documented in 666AD, probably destroyed by the Danes circa 872, refounded in circa 884 and reformed to the Benedictine rule in 964 when monks were transferred here from Abingdon. Apparently the monastery was Benedictine from its inception. The Abbey church was much rebuilt in 1110, and the Abbey Dissolved in 1537. Excavations have revealed the plan of the monastic church with transepts and apsidal sanctuary. The cloisters were to the South. Kilns which produced encausitic tiles were also found.
Dependency: Cardigan.

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