Dore Abbey

RedHillDigital

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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Dore Abbey

Dore Abbey (in the ‘Golden Valley’, Herefordshire, England) was founded in 1147 by Cistercian monks from Morimond, France.

Work on the present buildings, which are in the Early English style, commenced in 1175 and the abbey was consecrated in 1280.

For the next 250 years, the abbey’s main income came from the breeding of sheep for high quality wool, which was sold in Italy.

The abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1537 and the buildings were sold to a gentleman by the name of John Scudamore, who dismantled all the monastic buildings including the nave and roof, and sold the stone.

The abbey remained a ruin for almost 100 years, before a minor miracle occurred. Scudamore’s great-great-grandson was persuaded by Archbishop Laud to restore the ruins as a Parish Church, and the rebuilt place of worship was re-consecrated in 1634.

Further restoration work was carried out in 1700 and in 1900 and the church is still in use today.

Date: 31st May 2017.

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