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WILTON ABBEY

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Benedictine nunnery and abbey allegedly founded in 830, and refounded in 890 and 934 and dissolved in 1539. This was one of the main nunneries of England for much of its existence. It was rebuilt in stone with a gift from Edith, wife of the Confessor. Many of the buildings, except the Almonry, were demolished prior to the construction of Wilton House, which was built on the site. Dependency: Hospital of St Mary Magdalene, Wilton.

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