Place:Thornton Abbey, Thornton, Lincolnshire, England


NameThornton Abbey
Coordinates53.655°N 0.3098°W
Located inThornton, Lincolnshire, England

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Thornton Abbey was a medieval abbey located close to the small North Lincolnshire village of Thornton Curtis.

It was founded as a priory in 1139 by William le Gros, the Earl of Yorkshire, and raised to the status of Abbey in 1148. It was a house for Augustinian or black canons, who lived a communal life under the Rule of St Augustine but also undertook pastoral duties outside of the Abbey. Officers within the Abbey besides the abbot and prior included a cellarer, bursar, chamberlain, sacrist, kitchener and an infirmer.

The abbey was closed in 1539 by Henry VIII as part of the dissolution. Thornton was a wealthy and prestigious house valued at the dissolution at the considerable sum of £591 0s 2 ¾ d.

Thornton Abbey railway station is nearby.

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