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Abbeys of the Witham Valley
- An illustrated to the history and remains of Bardney, Barlings and Tupholme Abbeys from The Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire, including ground plans and artist's reconstructions.
Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire
- The ruins of a 12th-century Augustinian priory, of which only the church nave survives intact, on the estate of the Duke of Devonshire. Small photographs.
Buckfast Abbey, Devon
- The official site includes an illustrated history of the medieval monastery refounded in 1882. Sensitive map of the site leads to descriptions of the buildings.
The Cistercians in Yorkshire
- Project at Sheffield University analysing the life, history and architecture of Cistercian monks in Yorkshire. Includes 3D virtual reality re-creations of the abbey buildings, and a gazetteer of Cistercian abbeys in the British Isles.
Dungiven Priory, Northern Ireland
- Notes towards a dissertation by Gretta Logue of Queen's University, Belfast. Location plan.
- The official site provides a history and interactive Virtual Reality tour of this monastery built by the Empress Eugenie to house the tomb of Napoleon III (d.1873).
- Britain's largest monastic ruin and most complete Cistercian abbey is a World Heritage site. Photographs, outline history and visitor information from the National Trust.
- Official web-site, stronger on myth and legend than proven historical fact.
Medieval English Cathedrals and Churches
- Among the subjects of S.H. Shepherd's professional lens are the ruined Cistercian Abbey of Hailes, Gloucestershire and Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire. Includes brief histories.
- Reading Museum presents an illustrated history of this monastery founded in 1121 by Henry I, which is now in ruins.
St. Oswald's Priory, Gloucester
- Reconstruction, photograph and history by David Nash Ford from Britannia Internet Magazine.
- A brief history of this Lancashire abbey by its Warden, Canon Geoffrey Williams. The ruins are open to the public.
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