Place    From 1082  To 1540

Bermondsey Abbey

Categories: Religion

Benedictine Priory of St Saviour at Bermondsey occupied ground between present day Bermondsey Street, Abbey Street and Grange Walk. Built on the site of a previous monastery from before 715, it was founded by Alwinus Child as a Priory of the Order of Cluny with a royal licence and flourished from the 12th to 15th century.

Sold off and demolished after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. St Mary Magdelene church contains two carved stone capitals of mediæval date which are thought to be part of the fabric of the Abbey.

The 16th century martyrs John and Thomas Felton lived in the mansion built here after the destruction of the Abbey.

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Bermondsey Abbey

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Bermondsey Abbey

Bermondsey Abbey The Cluniac (Benedictine) Priory of St Saviour at Bermondsey...

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Bermondsey Abbey - Bermondsey Square

Bermondsey Abbey, founded as a Priory of the Order of Cluny, stood here, 1082...

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