Netley Abbey

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Netley Abbey
Hampshire, England
Order: Cistercian
Established: 1239
Mother house: Beaulieu
Drawn by the antiquarian engravers Samuel and Nathaniel Buck in 1732–3, this picture shows the abbey church fundamentally as it stands in the 21st century.
English: Netley Abbey was founded in 1239 as a house near Southampton in Hampshire, England, for monks of the austere Cistercian order. Closed in 1536 and converted to a mansion, it was abandoned and partially demolished in the 18th century. The ruins attracted the attention of artists, dramatists and poets, and inspired many works of art. Becoming a popular tourist attraction, the ruins were given to the nation; it is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument, cared for by English Heritage.


Cranbury Park[edit]

In the 1760s, sections of Netley Abbey were moved to this park and used to build a folly.


Architectural drawings[edit]

Archaeological discoveries[edit]