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Rewley Abbey, near Oxford f.53

Rewley Abbey, near Oxford f.53

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15546

Item number: f.53

Length: 18.8

Width: 27.65

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, founded Rewley Abbey in 1281. It was originally

intended as a chantry where secular priests would pray for the soul of Edmund's father, Richard (d.1272). However, it soon became established as an abbey and a college and admitted a number of monks from various Cistercian communities each year to pursue their theological studies. Rewley Abbey continued as an abbey and a college until Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries in 1539. No remains are to be found today on its site near to Oxford station.

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