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Christopher shares some of the photographs from his book.

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Early image of Beeleigh Abbey: Drawing c 1705 by William Stukeley (Bodleian Library). Showing north and south ends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chapter house is datable to the early 13th century. The chapter house was where the business affairs of the abbey were conducted by the abbot, duties were allocated, punishments issued and a "chapter" of the Rule (of St
Augustine) was read on a daily basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In March 1955, William Foyle delighted in welcoming to the abbey the first Premonstratensian Abbot since the dissolution, Father Norbert Backmund, the Abbot of Windberg Abbey in Bavaria. Father Norbert, a great scholar, had written a three volume history of the Premonstratensian Order in Latin, two sets of which are in the abbey library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This window in the Parlour had been blocked, but in the late 20th century it was replaced with an arched stained glass window, commissioned by Christina Foyle and executed by the British master glass painter John Hayward in 1978, with panels depicting the
various phases of the abbey's history and ownership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONTENTS

1 Foreword
4 The Premonstratensian Order
7 History of the Abbey.
9 Estate and Income
13 Beeleigh's famous son
17 A royal visit
18 The abbott is poisoned
19 A famous patron
20 Inspections
21 Principal patrons during the monastic period
22 The Dissolution
28 LATER OWNERS
35 Secular owners and residents of the abbey
36 The Foyle family
42 ARCHAEOLOGY
50 VISITORS TODAY
52 THE ABBEY SITE AND BUILDINGS
56 The Chapter House
60 The Parlour
62 The Dorter Undercroft or Calefactory
68 Stained glass in the Calefactory
72 The Dorter or Dormitory (now the library)
78 The Frater
The Lodgings
82 Some strange goings on
83 THE GARDENS
Books by the Granthams
Bibliography
Acknowledgements

 

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