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CERNE ABBEY

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Benedictine Abbey founded 987, dissolved in 1539. The existence of an earlier foundation is attested in the late 9th century, and William of Malmesbury says it was founded by St Augustine in the early 7th century. Little remains of the Abbey buildings other than the gatehouse incorporated in the Abbey Farm, and the former Abbot's Lodgings. There are extant earthworks, but little defineable. Listed

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