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SAWLEY ABBEY

SAWLEY ABBEY

Ruined Cistercian abbey founded in 1148, probably on a riverside location (the river is some way away now). It was a poor house and dissolved in 1536. Its last abbot, William Trafford, was hanged for taking part in the Pilgrimage of Grace. There's little to see now, but it is a quiet spot and it is possible to mentally reconstruct the buildings with the help of useful information boards.

Sawley
Lancashire
BB7 4NH
Medieval
Clitheroe
English Heritage