search menu
Guidebook: Cleeve Abbey

Guidebook: Cleeve Abbey

£3.50

Product Code: 501867

Out of stock

Order by 3pm for next day deliveryexc. Bank Holidays & Weekends

International Delivery Availablefrom £14.99

A contribution from the sale of this product helps us to secure this spectacular and unique heritage for future generations to enjoy.

Overview

Cleeve Abbey, by archaeologist Stuart Harrison and Dr Michael Carter, Senior Historian at English Heritage, examines the architecture and history of this Cistercian abbey in Somerset, which contains some of the best preserved monastic buildings in south-west England, including a remarkably intact angel roof and rare medieval wall paintings. It gives a vivid account of how the abbey’s architecture evolved over the years under successive abbots to reflect changes in life both within the abbey and in wider society, and how, following the Reformation, its buildings were put to use as a farm and visitor attraction.

Drawing on contemporary sources from the time of its foundation to the 20th century, the guidebook reveals Cleeve’s fortunes from its earliest days to its suppression under Henry VIII and subsequent use as a house, grain store and livestock barn, until it was acquired and presented to the public by the Ministry of Works. It casts light on the now-vanished medieval pilgrimage site on Blue Anchor Bay, with its miraculous image of the Virgin, and explores how the buildings were used by the monks and abbey servants, and how Cleeve later became celebrated through its depiction in popular children’s literature.

This attractively illustrated new guidebook to Cleeve gives a full tour and history of one of England’s most inspiring monastic sites, and is illustrated with new photography and plans.

Key Features:

  • Cleeve Abbey Guidebook illustrated with photography and plans
  • Published April 2017
  • Paperback
  • 40pp


Size: 285 mm x 160 mm
Author: Stuart Harrison and Michael Carter
ISBN: 9781910907191

Customer Reviews

There have been no reviews for this item.

Write a review for Guidebook: Cleeve Abbey

Delivery Info

Guidebook Delivery from £2.99: Applies to UK standard delivery, charges vary depending on quantity ordered. You can expect delivery by Royal Mail within 7 working days after placing your order. If you require sooner please select Next Day Delivery at £6.99.

Overseas Delivery available - charges vary depending on quantity ordered. This will be shown at checkout.

We reserve the right not to deliver orders if we believe the address is not secure, for example, to a communal postal address, PO Box or if the customer has incorrectly applied the wrong shipping area. If this affects an order you placed, we will notify you as soon as possible. We may also request additional ID.

For further information regarding delivery please visit our Delivery Information page.

Please Note: Weekends and Bank Holidays (including Bank Holiday weekends) are NOT counted as working days.

step into England's story