Rewley Abbey, near Oxford f.53
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
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.