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MONUMENT NO. 449574

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A monastic community was established at Axminster by 757 when the atheling, Cyneheard, was buried in the minster. King Aethelstan founded a secular college there circa 936. Circa 1060, King Edward placed the minster under York, where it remained until at least 1535. The site of the monastery is unknown, although the later collegiate and parish church (SY29NE45), probably marks its site. There is no record of it continuing as a secular college into the Mediaeval period.

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