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St. Augustine's Well, Cerne Abbas, Dorset it was covered by a chapel for centuries, until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. The water of St. Augustine's Well was used by the villagers as drinking water. It is still generally fit to drink, especially in the spring when water rushes through it. The well is located in a peaceful area next to the burial ground of Cerne Abbey. A modern stone altar stands next to the well itself. Distance from Shaftesbury to Cerne Abbas is 22 miles.

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Sunbeams at Netley Abbey Ruins - Southampton, England A ruined late medieval monastery, the abbey was founded in 1239 for Roman Catholic monks of the austere Cistercian order. Despite being a royal abbey Netley was never rich, produced no influential scholars nor churchmen & its 300-year history was quiet. The monks were best known to their neighbours for the generous hospitality they offered. In 1536. Closed by Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries & converted to a mansion…

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The ruins of Tintern Abbey in South Wales, the result of Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries, which brought 400 years of monastic life to an abrupt end in the 1530s.

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St Bartholomew The Great - this is the [reverse side of the] Tudor gatehouse to the priory church, which leads onto West Smithfield. The stone arch is all that remains of the former entrance to the Western façade, destroyed in 1539 during the dissolution of the monasteries. The Tudor half-timber frame was added in 1559. If you do visit, Club Gascon/Cellar Gascon (food), are just through the arch & The Jerusalem Tavern & Ye Olde Mitre (drink) a short wander away. EC1, Barbican Tube.

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Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII. #TravelBuff

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Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine Abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff Above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII.

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Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry Vlll in 1538. Hence, the founding of the…

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Deal Castle, UK is a 16th century coastal artillery fort built by Henry VIII. Deal Castle is built of Kentish ragstone brick, and Caen stone taken from nearby religious houses after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Whether by design or coincidence, the fortress is shaped like a Tudor rose.

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Dissolution of the Monasteries

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Malmesbury

Malmesbury is a market town and civil parish located in the southern Cotswolds in the county of Wiltshire.

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