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  Wales -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wales is located in the south-west of Great Britain and is bordered by the English counties of Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire to the east, the Bristol Channel to the south, St George's Channel to the southwest, and the Irish Sea to the west and north.
Wales has not been politically independent since 1282, when King Edward I of England defeated Welsh monarch Llywelyn II in the Battle of Cilmeri, although Welsh law was not replaced in all cases by English law until the Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542.
The population of Wales in the 2001 census was 2,903,085.
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 Britannia Abbeys and Priories: Abingdon, Berkshire
The Benedictine Abbey of St. Mary in Abingdon was an ancient foundation.
The main buildings of the Abbey were on the left as you proceed up the road through the gatehouse, but they are gone.
A house which is reckoned to have been part of the Abbey's exchequer has a very beautiful chimney of the thirteenth century with gabled top and triple openings therein.
www.britannia.com /history/berks/churches/abingdonab.html   (807 words)

  
 Welsh Abbeys
The ruined abbeys of Wales have their own set of unique charms and special histories, tempting visitors to learn more about Britain's medieval monastic past.
Cistercian abbeys were to be sited in isolation away from towns or villages, and 'far from the concourse of men'.
In contrast, the other stream lay in the heartland of Wales, with important foundations at Whitland (1140), Strata Florida (1164/84), Aberconwy (1186) and Valle Crucis (1201), all of which were patronized by native Welsh princes.
www.castlewales.com /abbeys.html   (1933 words)

  
 Britannia Abbeys and Priories: Bisham, Berkshire
According to tradition, when the founder, was going to the Crusades, he came with all his train for last prayers at the abbey he had founded; and his daughter, then at the convent at Marlow, came hither with all her nuns to meet him.
She was sent back to her convent and he was shut up in the tower, whence he tried to escape by means of a rope, which he made from his clothes torn into shreds.
The rope broke and he was dreadfully injured and was taken into the abbey, where he afterwards became a monk.
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 Abbeys and monasteries in Wales
The abbey is the reputed last resting place of Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, who was killed at nearby Climery in 1282.
Once called "the fairest abbey in all Wales", Neath is especially notable for its collection of earthenware floor tiles (some of which now grace the National Museum of Wales).
It became celebrated as the "Westminster Abbey of Wales", and the monks are credited with introducing many new agricultural methods.
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 Learn more about List of abbeys and priories in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Learn more about List of abbeys and priories in the online encyclopedia.
List of abbeys and priories is a link list for any abbey or priory.
Abbeys and priories in the Republic of Ireland     
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 Buddhism / list of buddhist temples / monastery
Western Christian monasteries are also called abbey, priory, charterhouse, friary, and preceptory, while the habitation of nuns can also be called a convent.
In the nineteenth century monasticism was revived in the Church of England, leading to the foundation of such institutions as the House of the Resurrection, Mirfield (Community of the Resurrection), Nashdom Abbey (Benedictine), Cleeve Priory (Community of the Glorious Ascension) and Ewell Monastery (Cistercian).
Buddhist monasteries, known as vihara, emerged from the practice of vassa, the retreat undertaken by Buddhist monks and nuns during the South Asian rainy season.
www.buddhism-guide.com /buddhism/monastery.htm   (1576 words)

  
 Abbeys and priories in the Republic of Ireland - Wiki Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Abbeys and priories in the Republic of Ireland - Wiki Ireland
Abbeys and priories in the Republic of Ireland is a link page for any abbey, priory, friary or other monastic religious house in the Republic of Ireland.
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary of the Fertile Rock, Corcomroe
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 Castle-Acre-Castle-Priory.html
The Priory continued to gain land and buildings from various benefactors as well as the de Warenne family which enabled it to prosper and become very wealthy.
The life of the Priory was trouble free until the supression of the Priory on 22 November 1537.
The Priory itself is situated at the opposite end of town and is served by its own car park.
www.castles-abbeys.co.uk /Castle-Acre-Castle-Priory.html   (3226 words)

  
 eBay.co.uk - abbeys, Non-Fiction Books, Antiquarian Books Pre-1940, Magazines items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cathedrals and Abbeys of England and Wales Morris
ABBEYS, PRIORIES AND CATHEDRALS ** BALFOUR ** 1973 1ST
Henry Thorold Cathedrals, Abbeys and Priories 1st ed HB
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 BBC - Wales History - Christianity
Tracing the arrival of Christianity in Wales from the time of the Romans and looking at the impact of the neglected female Celtic saints through to the foundation of the Cistercian Abbeys like Tintern and Strata Florida.
Founded in 1131, it was the first one in Wales, but was rebuilt and redecorated Gothic style in the 13th century.
This was founded in the 13th century by Madoc ap Gruffydd, Prince of Powys and stood proudly in the Vale of Llangollen.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/history/sites/rr/pages/rr-6.shtml   (898 words)

  
 Fictionwise eBooks: Abbeys & Priories of Great Britain Volume 1 by Linda Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Prior to the great fire some seventy monks were living and working at Glastonbury, but by the end of the twelfth century this figure had decreased by a third, and remained in the region of 47 for the rest of its days.
The overall length of the abbey church was some 550ft (167m), but the interior of the nave has now been laid to lawn.
Despite its urban location, Glastonbury Abbey is an extremely peaceful and enchanting place, a place for reflection, and a place to contemplate the many legends surrounding the Isle of Avalon.
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 Abbeys and priories in Wales : Exploring Essential Information, Data and Explanation.
Abbeys and priories in Wales : Exploring Essential Information, Data and Explanation.
Abbeys and priories in Wales is a link page for any abbey,
Abbeys and priories in Wales PDF s and Ebooks
www.llpoh.org /Styles_and_Architecture/Abbeys_and_priories_in_Wales.html   (102 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Abbeys and priories in Wales
See: List of abbeys and priories, Abbeys and priories in England,
Abbeys and priories in Scotland, Dissolution of the Monasteries, List of castles, List of museums, List of historic houses
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 Abbeys and priories in Wales: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Abbeys and priories in Wales: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Abbeys and priories in Wales is a link page for any abbey, priory or other religious house in Wales.
See: List of abbeys and priories, Abbeys and priories in England, Abbeys and priories in Scotland, Dissolution of the Monasteries, List of castles, List of museums, List of historic houses
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 Abbeys and priories in Northern Ireland - Wiki Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Abbeys and priories in Northern Ireland - Wiki Ireland
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Devenish Island
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Mary, Lisgoole
wiki.ie /wiki/Abbeys_and_priories_in_Northern_Ireland   (302 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Monastery Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The word monasterium was applied to the bishop and cathedral clergy who lived apart from the lay community, which, though in no true sense a monastery, was nevertheless often called a monasterium.
Thus in English-language usage, cathedrals, which were never monasteries, developed named such as York Minster, and abbeys could likewise be termed "minster" such as Westminster Abbey.
See also: monasticism, abbey, priory, cloister Look under the specific monastic order you are interested in, e.g.
www.ipedia.com /monastery.html   (421 words)

  
 Cadw Information - Online Prescription Medication Directory
Cadw is a semi-autonomous publicly-funded body with the mission to protect, conserve, and to promote the built heritage of Wales — the Welsh equivalent of English Heritage and Historic Scotland.
The organization, whose full name is Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments Executive Agency, was created in 1984; its headquarters are in Cardiff.
Since the 1998 creation of the National Assembly for Wales, oversight of Cadw has been part of the devolved government of Wales.
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 Learn more about Abbeys and priories in England in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Learn more about Abbeys and priories in England in the online encyclopedia.
Abbeys and priories in England is a link page for any abbey, priory, friary or other religious house in England.
List of monasteries dissolved by Henry VIII of England, Dissolution of the Monasteries
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /a/ab/abbeys_and_priories_in_england.html   (146 words)

  
 Llawhaden Castle
Cistercians, Benedictines, Premonstratensians, Carthusians, and other monastic groups made their way across the English Channel and built beautiful abbeys and priories, many of which are now in ruin.
Their palaces in West Wales fell into ruin and they abandoned their great castle at Llawhaden.
She welcomes any and all questions concerning the castles of Britain, and invites people to visit her web site or contact her directly via e-mail at: castlesu@aol.com.
www.castlewales.com /lahw.html   (983 words)

  
 eBay.co.uk - abbeys, Non-Fiction Books, Antiquarian Books Pre-1940, Magazines items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
History and Legends of Old Castles and Abbeys 1875 Pt 9
Exeter Truro and the West Cathedrals Abbeys etc 1925 NR
History and Legends of Old Castles and Abbeys 1875 Pt 13
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Abbeys and priories in Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Abbeys and priories in Scotland
Abbeys and priories in Scotland is a link page to any abbey, priory or other religious house in Scotland
See also: List of abbeys and priories, Abbeys and priories in England, Abbeys and priories in Wales, Dissolution of the Monasteries, List of castles, List of museums, List of historic houses
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 Abbeys Products   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Abbeys/Castles/Ancient Halls Of England and Wales UK Droll Stories collected from the Abbeys of Touraine.
Scottish Abbeys and Priories by Richard Fawcett (1995)
The Greater Abbeys of England Abbot Gasquet 1st 1908
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 Lamson Library
Cathedrals And Abbeys Of England And Wales : The Building Church, 600-1540
Architecture Of Solitude : Cistercian Abbeys In Twelfth-century England
Sanctuaries : A Guide To Lodgings In Monasteries, Abbeys, And Retreats Of The United States : The West Coast And Southwest
www.plymouth.edu /library/opac/subjkey/abbeys   (140 words)

  
 New age / sufism / monastery
A monastery is the habitation of monks, derived from the Greek word for a hermit's cell.
The number of dedicated monastics in any religion has waxed and waned due to many factors.
However some were run by monastic orders, such as York Minster.
www.new-age-guide.com /new_age/monastery.htm   (1563 words)

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