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Newstead AbbeyNewstead Abbey
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Newstead Abbey began as a 12th century Augustinian priory (the west front of the priory church still stands), but it is most famous as the ancestral home of Lord Byron, at least until his debts forced him to sell the house in 1817. The interior holds an extensive exhibit of Byronian mementos.

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Laindon, Essex
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"The Bishop [of London] holds Laindon which AElfryth, a certain woman, held in the time of King Edward as 1 manor and 9 hides. There were then 2 ploughs in demesne, now 3. The men had then 7 ploughs, now 6. There were then 8 villans, now 3. There are now 14 bordars. Then as now there were 6 slaves. There is woodland for 100 pigs, pasture for 100 sheep. It was then worth 9, now 10, but the bishop receives from it 14. Of this manor Ralph and William hold 3 hides and 80 acres and there is 1 plough in demesne and the men have 2, and it is worth 100s in the same valuation. The bishop received in demesne 100 sheep less 3 and 10 pigs. "


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Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden - Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
Shaftesbury Abbey was founded by King Alfred around 888AD, and Alfred's daughter Aethelgiva was the first Abbess. The town grew up around the abbey during the late Saxon period, and gained in importance to the point where it was granted the right to have no less than three money minters under Aethelstan. During the medieval period the Abbey was a popular destination for pilgrims who flocked to the shrine of St. Edward. The excavated remains … ... more

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