The abbey was founded in 1132 by the Benedictines, but was destroyed 30 years later, and then reconstructed. The abbey became one of the wealthiest in Britain due to the booming medieval wool trade. Its wealth was also to be its downfall, and it was one of the first abbeys to be crushed under the dissolution of the monasteries in 1540.
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I don’t have many followers on here, but it’s always worth a shot! 🤷🏽♂️ I’m happy to announce my upcoming book: Cumbria’s Prehistoric Monuments. A comprehensive guide, featuring new photographs and diagrams of ever site in the county 🏔 #book #prehistory #archaeology
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In honour of #Halloween, today's theme is #SpookiestObject! 👻
To start we have this 12th century carved stone featuring 3 demons tormenting a man. One demon is even pulling out the man's soul through his mouth!
BEAT THAT! 💥