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Title:Buckland Abbey, Devon
Originator:Gaskell-Brown, C.
Date:1986 - 1987
Summary:Founded by Amicia, Countess of Devon and established circa 1278 by Monks from Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight. At the dissolution in 1539 the Abbey had 13 monks. At first leased to George Pollard, the Abbey and demesne farm was then sold to Richard Greville whose grandson completed its conversion to a Tudor mansion. The property was sold to Francis Drake in 1581. Now owned by the National Trust. Only the church, the boundary wall to the north of the church, Tower Cottage and the cider house remain to represent the abbey buildings.

Associated Monuments (12)

MDV5451Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV76193Buckland Abbey Tudor Mansion (Building)
MDV21280Cider House at Buckland Abbey (Building)
MDV53039Cloister at Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV21352Earthworks east of Place Barton House, Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV21351Earthworks west of Buckland Abbey, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV56078Guest house at Buckland Abbey (Building)
MDV44100Medieval buildings at Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV128757Monastic church at Buckland Abbey (Monument)
MDV53042Precinct wall at Buckland Abbey (Building)
MDV5453The Great Barn, Buckland Abbey (Building)
MDV44101Tower Cottage at Buckland Abbey (Building)