search menu
Guidebook: Hailes Abbey

Guidebook: Hailes Abbey

£4.00

Product Code: 502071

In stock & ready to order

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

Hailes Abbey, by Dr Michael Carter, Senior Historian at English Heritage, explores the architecture, history and royal connections of this important Cistercian abbey in Gloucestershire, which came to national prominence in the 13th century as a pilgrimage destination when it was presented by with a relic of the blood shed by Christ on the Cross.

The new guidebook includes a tour of the remains of the abbey, and deepens our understanding of the history of the site by examining contemporary written sources to reveal new information about the daily lives of the monks of Hailes. The accounts of prominent writers who visited the site, such as the medieval mystic Margery Kempe, provide a vivid picture of the significance of Hailes and its relic during the medieval period and after.

Following the dispersal of much of the glass and stonework from the abbey to surrounding churches, and the later transformations of parts of the remains into a country house, the site was eventually abandoned to romantic ruination. Its rediscovery in the 19th and early 20th century and the foundation in the 1930s of the site museum – which reopens at the end of June after a re-presentation of the collection – continue the story of Hailes up to the present day.

Hailes Abbey contains astonishing new photography, as well as maps and plans, which bring this history of this important and atmospheric site to life.

Key Features:

  • English Heritage Guidebook
  • Published June 2017
  • 48 pages including photos, maps and plans
  • Paperback


Size: 285 mm x 160 mm
Author: Michael Carter
ISBN: 9781910907207

Customer Reviews

There have been no reviews for this item.

Write a review for Guidebook: Hailes Abbey

Delivery Info

Standard Delivery £4.99: Applies to UK standard delivery rate only.
You can expect delivery by Royal Mail or Courier within 7 working days after placing your order.

Next Day Delivery (on orders placed before 3pm. Weekdays only) £6.99:
If order is placed before 3pm, you can expect delivery the following working day. Please note a signature is required.

Overseas Delivery from £14.99 (expect delivery within 28 days of placing your order):

  • United Kingdom Offshore and Scottish Highlands £14.99
  • Europe, E.U. Member £14.99
  • Europe, Non E.U. Member £14.99
  • US & Canada £16.99
  • Australia and New Zealand £18.99
  • R.O.W.2-6 £18.99

Please Note: Some countries may charge tax and duty. This is the responsibility of the customer.

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