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history of Crowland Abbey digested from the materials collected by Mr. Gough, and published in quarto in 1783 and 1797 : including an abstract of the observations of Mr. Essex, respecting the ancient and present state of the abbey, and the origin and use of the triangular bridge : to which is added an appendix, concerning the rise and progress of the pointed architecture, from the essays collected by Mr. Taylor. by Benjamin Holdich

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Published by printed and published by J. Drakard... [et al] in Stamford .
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ContributionsGough, Richard, 1735-1809., Essex, James, 1722-1784.
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Paginationxvi, 182, [2] p. :
Number of Pages182
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Open LibraryOL16447639M

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History of the Abbey of Crowland Crowland Abbey was a monastery of the Benedictine Order in Lincolnshire, sixteen miles from Stamford and thirteen from Peterborough. It was founded in memory of St. Guthlac early in the eighth century by Ethelbald, King of Mercia, but was entirely destroyed and the community slaughtered by the Danes in The History of Crowland Abbey: Digested from the Materials Collected by Mr. Gough, and Published in Quarto in and ; Including an Abstract of, ISBN X, ISBN , Like New Used, Free shipping in the USSeller Rating: % positive. the abbey of crowland The origin and foundation of the monastery of Crowland are veiled in obscurity. Until the first quarter of the nineteenth century was past, a history purporting to have been written by Ingulf, the first Norman abbot, from the muniments of the house and the materials of his predecessors, (fn. 1) was accepted as a genuine and valuable chronicle. At the dissolution of the abbey in , there were 37 monks at the abbey. Crowland village had a market every Thursday. In the 's an annual fair was held on September 4th. From White's Lincolnshire: "The Abbey at Crowland was founded by Ethelbald, King of Mercia in , for the reception of the black monks.

The monument includes the remains of Crowland Abbey, a monastery first founded in the early eighth century on the site of the hermitage of the Anglo-Saxon saint, Guthlac. It was destroyed by the Danes in and re-founded as a Benedictine abbey in the mid-tenth century. Thanks to British Library for use of Guthlac scroll images and Peter de Wint, ‘Crowland Abbey’, (c – ), The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire . Originally published in as part of the Cambridge Studies in Economic History series, this book describes nearly three hundred years of manorial administration at Crowland Abbey. Crowland's court- and account-rolls, now held at Queens' College, Cambridge, are the fullest record for the Cambridgeshire manors of Oakington, Dry Drayton and Cottenham, and contain an economic account of the political Author: Frances M. Page. The west end of Crowland Abbey, as it survives as the Parish Church of St. Guthlac. The current church is housed in a small part of the once huge Abbey. Then in the town of Crowland fell to Parliamentary forces, which should come as no surprise since Oliver Cromwell was a Fenman and the Fens provided the backbone of his New Model Army.

late Professor Tout once stated that what was, above all, necessary for the study -of history was the presentation, almost in tabular form, of detailed fact. Of the pages that comprise this book (Cambridge University Press, ), approximately are devoted to appendices in which are collected the original docUrnent:s of the Court and account rolls of Crowland- Abbey for the period On Crowland A record of "the first historically attested grave-robbing in England", from the eighth-century Life of St Guthlac: "There was a mound built of clods of earth which greedy comers to the waste had dug open, in the hope of finding treasure there and in this Guthlac the man of blessed memory began to dwell, after building a hut over it."Author: Clerk of Oxford. This is held in the British Library, with copies on display in Crowland Abbey. Another account, also dating from after the Norman Conquest, was included in the Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis, which like the Guthlac Roll was commissioned by the Abbot of Crowland Abbey. At a time when it was being challenged by the crown, the Abbey Born: , Kingdom of Mercia. Crowland Abbey is located in the eastern part of England and has existed since the ninth century. In , as the nobles of England were striving to seize the land from any monastery they could, a court case erupted over the abbey’s riches.