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Wymondham Abbey

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therichastill wrote a review Oct 2020
Stevenage, United Kingdom1 187 contributions361 helpful votes
Wymondham Abbey is just on the edge of the main town of Wymondham. It has ruins which are part of the old abbey and there is an information board to tell you about the history of the abbey. There is also the main building but unfortunately when I visited it was closed. There is a fairly large graveyard which has some beautiful gravestones and there are a number of paths through the grounds to walk through.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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johnhouston2 wrote a review Sep 2020
Knaresborough, United Kingdom3 892 contributions1 666 helpful votes
In 1107, William d’Aubigny founded a Benedictine monastery in Wymondham as a ‘daughter house’ of the great St Alban’s Abbey. The church was a grand stone structure used by the small community of monks and also by the parishioners of the town. This arrangement caused frequent disputes, and in 1249 the Pope ruled that the church should be clearly divided. The eastern half was to be used by the monks, the western half became the town’s parish church. And today, although the monastery is an attractive ruin, the church part of the equation is still used as the parish church. Although currently closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, the exterior is well worth a visit. It is an impressive structure and I particularly like that the walls were built in the traditional local style, with inlaid flint stones.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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John K wrote a review Jul 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom1 065 contributions166 helpful votes
The abbey was closed due to COVID 19 but its a pleasant walk in the grounds and along the river Tiffey which is near by. A striking building with two tall towers which was a Benedictine monastery until the reformation. The building has a grave yard around it and a steep bank called a Ha- Ha which separates the grounds from grazing meadows occupied by sheep. Had a nice picnic followed by a pleasant walk along the river.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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AJMacD wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom374 contributions204 helpful votes
Due to covid the abbey was closed and so we could only walk around the outside. It is a very striking building.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Rl17349 wrote a review Jun 2020
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom14 contributions9 helpful votes
Tool my nan here at Christmas time for their service and it was lovely. Small shop inside. You can light a candle for a loved one
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Date of experience: June 2020
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