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Sawtry Abbey

History of Sawtry Abbey

Scheduled Monument

Sawtry Abbey is the only Cistercian monastery in Cambridgeshire, and is well documented from its foundation in the 12th century to the period of the Dissolution. Although the walls of the main buildings have been robbed, floor surfaces and other buried features will survive which, given the period of about 90 years between the abbey’s foundation and the consecration of the church, will include extensive remains of earlier timber structures.



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