Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saturday 27 June Sweetheart Abbey at New Abbey

Originally known as the New Abbey, it later became known as the Sweetheart Abbey to honour the generosity and devotion of its major benefactor, the widow Lady Devorgilla in the 1200s. You can read the rather bizarre story and see some great pictures by clicking on this link. It must have been a really magnificant building in its day but, like all abbeys, ceased under Henry VIII.

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