History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The first church at Haughmond was built around 1150. This was later replaced by the current church, which dates in part from the 12th to the 14th centuries. The late 12th-century chapter house still stands, as does the 13th-century infirmary, the frater undercroft, and parts of the warming house and dorter. The 14th-century well house also remains.
After the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII, the abbey eventually passed to the ownership of the Barker family, who tore down the church and dormitory range, and converted the east range and southern cloister into a mansion. The mansion was destroyed in the Civil War.
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About Haughmond Abbey
Address: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, SY4 4RW
Attraction Type: Abbey
Location: On a minor road off the B5062 two miles north west of Shrewsbury centre. On-site parking. Seasonal opening only.
Website: Haughmond Abbey
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Haughmond Abbey Photos
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