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Muchelney Abbey, Somerset: the Abbot's lodgings on the south side of the cloister adjoining the refectory

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NOTES: This is the principal surviving building of the former Benedictine abbey, which was dissolved in 1538.

Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire: the south front seen from the graveyard

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NOTES: This Benedictine abbey was consecrated in 1180. The walls and windows of the upper storey of the abbey were remodelled at the beginning of the 14th century. It was dissolved in 1539 and served as the parish church thereafter.

Westminster Abbey, London: the gilt bronze tomb effigies of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York in the Lady Chapel

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Janyns, Robert, the Younger (fl. 1499-1506)
NOTES: The design of this chapel, built in 1503-1519, is attributed to the Henry VII's master masons Robert and William Vertue, and Robert Janyns. The gilt bronze effigies and Renaissance tomb were designed by Pietro Torrigiano in 1509-1517.

Bolton Priory, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire: the ruined transepts

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NOTES: Construction on this Augustinian priory began in c.1154 and was still incomplete at the time of its dissolution in 1539.

Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

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NOTES: Construction on this Cistercian abbey began in 1132 and was only completed in 1526 shortly before its dissolution in 1539. The tower was added in 1494-1526.

Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire

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NOTES: The original Benedictine monastery founded on this site in c. 657 fell to Viking attack in 867 and was abandoned. It was re-founded in 1087 and a new abbey was built during the 13th and 14th centuries. It was dissolved in 1540 and abandoned.

Whitby Abbey seen from the graveyard of St Mary's, Whitby, North Yorkshire

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NOTES: The original Benedictine monastery founded on this site in c. 657 fell to Viking attack in 867 and was abandoned. It was re-founded in 1087 and a new abbey was built during the 13th and 14th centuries. It was dissolved in 1540 and abandoned.

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire

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NOTES: Built between 1136 and 1536 and located on the Welsh bank of the River Wye, Tintern was the second Cistercian foundation in Britain and the first in Wales.

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire

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NOTES: Built between 1136 and 1536 and located on the Welsh bank of the River Wye, Tintern was the second Cistercian foundation in Britain and the first in Wales.

Wroxton Abbey, Wroxton

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Gibson, John (1817-1892)
NOTES: The house at Wroxton Abbey was begun in the early seventeenth century and John Gibson remodelled it in 1858.
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