12 Facts About Abbey


Abbey built several monasteries, each with about 1,600 separate cells laid out in lines.

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Abbey described three hundred members of the coenobium of Panopolis.

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Abbey church occupied the centre of a quadrangular area, about 430 feet square.

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The monks of the Abbey lived in a house built against the north wall of the church.

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Whole of the southern and western areas of the Abbey were devoted to workshops, stables and farm-buildings including stables, ox-sheds, goatstables, piggeries, and sheep-folds, as well as the servants' and labourers' quarters.

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At the south-east corner of the Abbey were hen and duck houses, a poultry-yard, and the dwelling of the keeper.

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Westminster Abbey was founded in the tenth century by Saint Dunstan who established a community of Benedictine monks.

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At the west entrance to the Abbey, there was a house and a small courtyard for the abbot.

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In 1055, St Mary's Abbey, York was built in England's north by the Order of Saint Benedict.

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The Abbey was noted for its strict observance of the Rule of Saint Benedict.

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Church at the Abbey was commenced in 1089 AD by Hugh of Cluny, the sixth abbot.

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Layout of Easby Abbey is irregular due to its position on the edge of a steep river bank.

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