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Muchelney Abbey, Somerset.

Department of the Environment

Muchelney Abbey, Somerset.

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Published by H. M. Stationery Off. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Muchelney Abbey.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    SeriesDepartment of the Environment. Ancient monuments and historic buildings
    ContributionsGreat Britain.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA664.M82 G73 1977
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[4] p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4475679M
    LC Control Number79303220

    One answer may lie in the date of the surviving buildings. The cause of this is difficult to determine but Muchelney was not alone in witnessing such a decline. It probably dates from the third quarter of the thirteenth century. Ruins of Muchelney Abbey. It is likely to have come from the abbey site but nothing is known about its discovery.

    In Novemberduring the Great Britain and Ireland floodsaccess to the village was cut-off for six days as no one had moved their cars and floods were too deep even for tractors. In both cases, there seems to have been no physical boundary between the parish church including its churchyard and the Abbey grounds. It probably dates from the third quarter of the thirteenth century. It has a straight chamfered edge on the surviving sides and the remains of a cross head in relief, comprising the top terminal and part of the left one. The surface around the cross head is slightly dished which has the effect of enhancing its relief. However they are not always prepared for early flooding.

    Much of this dates from the fifteenth century and might be a clue to how the income was being spent. It was certainly well established by the time of the Norman conquest, and is recorded in the Doomesday Book, when the monastery also controlled two neighbouring settlements to the south, Thorney and Midelney. Muchelney Abbey would have been able to let the property and the rent would have provided income. It is likely to have come from the abbey site but nothing is known about its discovery. Stone from the abbey was used in many of the local buildings. We sat for a little while in the Cloister Garden under an apple tree and had hot chocolate and shortcake biscuits.


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Muchelney Abbey, Somerset. book

The church was open when we visited. It was certainly well established by the time of the Norman conquest, and is recorded in the Doomesday Book, when the monastery also controlled two neighbouring settlements to the south, Thorney and Midelney.

Insufficient remains to judge its orientation but the cross head was of a very elaborate design comprising a late type of still leaf with fruit or flowers on stalks between the leaves. Estimates of its greatest extent have varied. Parts of the richly decorated cloister walk and refectory are incorporated, and nearby is the thatched two-storey monks' lavatory, unique in Britain.

This slab is illustrated in the current English Heritage guide. Beside the clearly laid out foundations of the wealthy medieval Benedictine abbey and its Anglo-Saxon predecessor stands a complete early Tudor house in miniature. Then shortly afterwards came out the ground for Thornton's anxiety.

This charming building includes a magnificent great chamber with ornate fireplace and stained glass windows. The site was taken into state guardianship and further excavations were undertaken between and under the direction of G. However they are not always prepared for early flooding.

History[ edit ] The site of the Abbey was effectively an island in the marshy and frequently flooded Somerset Levels. The Victoria County History for Somerset mentions a visit in when the Bishop of Shrewsbury found the Benedictine monks sleeping in richly covered beds and going off for their meals on horseback rather than eating in the monastery itself.

Muchelney Abbey, Nr Langport

We sat for a little while in the Cloister Garden under an apple tree and had hot chocolate and shortcake biscuits. On feast days as well as on other days he was bound to say one psalter a day. Indeed, at Sherborne, the parish church was actually attached to the west end of the Abbey church.

The foundations can be seen without payment, all year; but the fee allows entry to the house and the reredorter, this latter a detached, two-storey building with thatched roof, apparently the only surviving structure of its type in the country.

However, there is no doubt that the parish church would have continued to have a very close association with the Abbey and for this reason it seems logical to deal collectively with the monuments of both churches.

Priest's House, Muchelney

The dark layer has been locally cut away to leave the cross in the lighter buff coloured layer, dramatically contrasted with the dark layer. In the Taxatio fn. A characteristic feature of typical thirteenth-century stiff leaf is a central vein plunging into the bud. Cromwell had applied to Dr.

Much labor hath been made by various monks of the house, especially by dan John Michell, who would fain be abbot, and has so laboured with the vicar that he now affirms that Ine is only 23 years old. The one genuine charter is that of Kynewulf who in granted eight cassates of land between the Isle and the Earn.

The tower is noticeably more elaborate on the north face, away from the abbey. East window, Muchelney parish church. He used the rest of the monastery as a quarry. Long Esq. The organ has a built-in repertoire of 3 chants and 25 hymns.

Ina document ofRichard son of Hamon de Ivelcestria acknowledged that he and his heirs were bound to give 1 lb wax to St Peter at Muchelney for the souls of their ancestors, whose bodies lie there.

The deed of surrender is no longer in existence, but in Cardinal Pole's pension list fn.

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Exhibitions illustrate monastic life with a fascinating collection of site finds, including decorated tiles and stonework. In this stone, it seems that the lighter material is softer than the dark and so most of the cross is worn smooth except for the lower pair of leaves which retain their detailed modelling.I loved Muchelney; the combination of the 14th century Priest's House, the scenic abbey ruins, and the fabulous church interior Muchelney Abbey it one of the most memorable villages I've ever visited in Somerset.

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Home > Somerset > Muchelney Abbey It was certainly well established by the time of the Norman conquest, and is recorded in the Doomesday Book, when the monastery also controlled two neighbouring settlements to the south, Thorney and Midelney.

The original buildings were largely replaced during the 12th. Muchelney Abbey is a very atmospheric ‘great island’ set amidst the Somerset Levels, in Wiltshire.

The foundations of the wealthy medieval Benedictine abbey (and its Anglo-Saxon predecessor) were levelled in and included the Abbey Church, remains of an earlier Anglo-Saxon church, Presbytery, Lady Chapel and Cloister Range.4/4(99).