Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey, Shropshire, England. Another historic site I used to manage.

Buildwas Abbey is an impressive ruins of a Cistercian abbey, including its unusually unaltered 12th century church, beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house, and beautiful crypt chapel. Situated in a wooded valley next to the River Severn.

The Cistercians were/are a Roman Catholic religious order of enclosed monks and nuns. They are sometimes also called the White Monks, in reference to the colour of the habit.

The abbey was founded in 1135 by Roger de Clinton, Bishop of Coventry (1129–1148) and closed in 1536 by the order of Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, whereupon the estate was granted to Edward Grey, 3rd Baron Grey of Powis. It is open to the public and managed by English Heritage

 

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Award winning advocate for art, heritage & culture; fine artist, museum & gallery manager and mild mannered front man of Relevant Elephant, finest purveyors of rock-steady hip-hop mambo
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