MUCHELNEY ABBEY

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MUCHELNEY ABBEY

Muchelney Abbey was a Benedictine house, founded in 939AD - though religious buildings were on the site as early as the 8th, or possibly 7th, century. It was dissolved in 1538 and many of its materials were re-used in the adjacent parish church of St Peter and St Paul, and other local buildings. Most abbey buildings survive in outline only, but the monk's thatched lavatory building (reredorter) is exceptionally complete, there is a section of cloister and the abbot's early Tudor lodgings are virtually intact. Spot the Tudor rose painted on a ceiling more than 400 years ago.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Muchelney
Nr Langport
County
Somerset
Post Code
TA10 0DQ
Main Historic Period
Tudor
Tip/Nearby
Priest House in village, Montacute House
Primary Management
English Heritage

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