Croxden Abbey

A few shots of Croxden Abbey The Abbey was one of the later Cistercian monasteries to be built in England, having been established in 1176 Little is known of the history of Croxden in the 360 years from its inception to the dark days of the Dissolution, Croxden was not one of the larger abbeys, in fact it was quite a compact building staffed by no more than 12 monks. It is difficult to fully appreciate the true alignment of the abbey, this is because the lane cuts diagonally right through the nave, highlights of the remaining ruins is the dramatic series of arches standing on the east side of the cloisters; full of exquisite details when examined up close. Croxden Abbey must surely rank as one of the most attractive ruins in the county.



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