Ford Abbey Entrance

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Forde Abbey, Dorset, England.

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Forde Abbey is a privately owned former Cistercian monastery in Dorset, England, with a postal address in Chard, Somerset. The house and gardens are run as a tourist attraction while the 1,600-acre (6.5 km2) estate is farmed to provide additional revenue. Forde Abbey is a Grade I listed building.
Between 1133-36, wealthy nobleman Richard de Brioniis built a priory on his land at Brightley (meaning “bright” or “clear” pasture) and invited Gilbert, Abbot of Waverley in Surrey, to send 12 monks to form a new Cistercian community there. One story is that the agricultural land surrounding the new priory was insufficiently fertile, forcing the monks to consider returning to the mother house in 1141. However, Adelicia de Brioniis, the sister of Richard and successor to his estate, offered them an alternative site close to the River Axe in the manor of Thorncombe. Here, between 1141–48, they built a new priory which came to be known as “Ford” due to its proximity to an old river crossing. The monastery was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. (Wikipedia)

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