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Croxden Abbey

Francis Aidan Hibbert

Croxden Abbey

a short guide and history with two illustrations and a plan

by Francis Aidan Hibbert

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Published by [s.n.] in [Great Britain] .
Written in English

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  • Croxden Abbey.

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    Statementby F.A. Hibbert.
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    Open LibraryOL13904642M

    Buy History of Cheadle, in Staffordshire, and neighbouring places With chapters on Croxden Abbey by C. Lynam, and the Cheadle coalfield by W. Molyneux. by Plant, Robert (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 1. Abbey Farmhouse is a Grade II listed building in Croxden, Staffordshire, England. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of .

    Croxden Abbey was a Cistercian abbey at Croxden, Staffordshire, England. In , Bertram de Verdun, the lord of the manor of Croxden, endowed a site for a new abbey, and 12 monks arrived from Normandy to build the new abbey over the next 50 years. It was known as the "Abbey of the Vale of St. Mary at Croxden.   Part of my 'Curiosities of Staffordshire' series. Today we visit the Cistercian abbey of Croxden just outside of Uttoxeter. The abbey itself was home to .

    The annals from the Cistercian abbey of Croxden surviving in BL, Cotton Faustina , are divided into three groups: 1) ad (fols. ); 2) brief annals from the beginning of the world (fols. ); 3) annals compiled by monk William Schepsheved from . Details. The monument at Croxton is situated 2km south-west of the village of Croxton Kerrial and extends for over 1km along a small valley. The site includes the remains of a Premonstratensian abbey with associated earthworks of closes, barns, eleven fishponds, eight dams, a watermill site, a moated site, the post-medieval earthworks of a former garden and the site of a dovecot.


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Title: History of Cheadle, in Staffordshire, and neighbouring places With chapters on Croxden Abbey by C. Lynam, and the Cheadle coalfield by W. Molyneux. Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom.

It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over million items in all known languages and 4/5(1). The 12th century abbey at Croxden was home to 70 Cistercian monks at its peak. Although converted into a farm after its suppression inthe remains are impressive, including towering fragments of its 13th century church, infirmary and 14th century abbot's lodging.

Information panels tell the story of the abbey's spectacular architecture. Croxden Abbey was built by Bertram III de Verdun who was the sheriff of both Warwickshire and Leicestershire and a close friend of King Henry II. Like many noblemen, Bertram founded the abbey with the prerequisite that the monks would hold mass for his family’s souls.

THE ABBEY OF CROXDEN. In Bertram de Verdun, lord of Alton, a baron of the Exchequer and a royal justice, granted land at 'Chotes', probably Cotton near Alton, to the Cistercians of Aunay-sur-Odon in Normandy as the site for an abbey. Eventually matters settled down – in Joan was buried at Croxden when she died in childbirth.

Stone coffins remain in the apse of the ruins. In the plague arrived in Croxden. It is recorded in the abbey’s chronicle but not how many of the monks succumbed. The Cistercian abbey of Croxden, in the care of English Heritage, is in Staffordshire, one of approximately thirty religious houses across the county.

Its story is similar to many other monasteries. It built its wealth on sheep in the twelfth century and then ran into debt as the political landscape of the countryside changed.

Restaurants near Croxden Abbey: ( km) The Raddle Inn ( km) Alton Bridge Hotel Restaurant ( km) The Bulls Head Alton ( km) The White Hart ( km) Ramblers Retreat; View all restaurants near Croxden Abbey on Tripadvisor $/5(37). Croxden Abbey was begun in after Bertram de Verdun, an important local nobleman, granted land to a community of Cistercian monks in At its peak in the 13th century, Croxden housed about 70 monks.

Following the monastery’s suppression in the abbey. 22 rows  Croxden is a civil parish in the district of East Staffordshire, Staffordshire. Croxden on Genuki Site.

This small article comes from notes in History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, by William White, published in Sheffield in It states that the founder was Bertram de Verdon from the Cistercian order and repeats the legend. Croxden Abbey was founded by Bertram de Verdun in and was colonised by monks from Aunay in Normandy.

The first settlement was established at Cotton but, bythe monks had moved to Croxden. Construction work was started under the first abbot. Croxden Abbey is a well documented example of a Cistercian monastery with historical records dating from its construction in the 12th century, through to its dissolution in the 16th century.

The extensive earthwork and standing remains of the monument reflect not only the secular activities of a monastery but also the agricultural, industrial and domestic elements of Croxden Abbey's history. Croxden Abbey The impressive remains of an abbey of Cistercian 'white monks', including towering fragments of its 13th-century church, infirmary and 14th-century abbot's lodging.

Open. Croxden Abbey, Croxden - See 38 reviews, articles, and 85 photos of Croxden Abbey on Tripadvisor/5(37). Tucked away down quiet country lanes near Alton, Staffordshire is the impressive ruin of Croxden Abbey.

Croxden was built for Cistercian monks by Bertram de Verdun of Alton Castle. It was started in and took 30 years to build. Croxden Abbey is well worth seeking out if you are interested in ecclesiastical architecture and history. Once a magnificent Cistercian community it still is wonderfully impressive in a beautiful rural setting/5(37).

His work on Croxden Abbey is contained in his book The Abbey of St. Mary, Croxden, Staffordshire () and he published a monograph The Inscriptions on the Ancient Church Bells of the County in He died at Cliff Bank House, Stoke on Trent, on 21 February The story of the abbey begins inwhen the local powerful nobleman Bertram de Verdun, Lord of Alton, granted land in Croxden and Cotton to a community of a Cistercian monks (known as the “white monks”, because of the color of the habit they wore) from the abbey of Aunay-sur-Odon in Normandy.

Croxden Abbey in the Afternoon On the way back from our visit to Sudbury last Saturday we diverted from the road home to visit Croxden Abbey. It is a few years since we last visited, and I wrote a post at the time, but it was nice to visit again and to take advantage of the afternoon sunshine, although it did make for some difficulties in.

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Restaurants near Croxden Abbey: ( km) The Raddle Inn ( km) Alton Bridge Hotel Restaurant ( km) The Bulls Head Alton ( km) The White Hart ( km) Ramblers Retreat; View all restaurants near Croxden Abbey on Tripadvisor/5(37).Croxden Abbey, also known as "Abbey of the Vale of St.

Mary at Croxden", was a Cistercian abbey at Croxden, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. A daughter house of the abbey in Aunay-sur-Odon, Normandy, the abbey was founded by the de Verdun family in the 12th century.

The abbey was dissolved in Location: Croxden Abbey, Croxden ST14 5JF, UK.Went to Alton towers recently and went to Croxden Abbey for an afternoon.

It's a ruin of course, but worth half an hour of your time. It's set in pretty countryside in 2 fields which are lovely on a nice day. There are information boards around the site to orient yourself and /5(37).