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Abbey Thorney

The Abbey of thorney is situated in Cambridgeshire in the East of England.

First attested to by the construction in the area - the Hermitage of the middle of VII century, which was destroyed during the Viking raids in the late ninth century. In 970 there was founded a Benedictine monastery, rebuilt after the Norman conquest of 1066. The construction of a new Church began in 1085 and was completed in 1108, although already in 1089, the Cathedral became active. The Abbey was patronized by the king of England Henry I, Bclark.

At the junction of the XII-XIII centuries because of the threat of flooding, the Abbey was abandoned, but in the middle of the XIII and XIV centuries after the construction of more reliable fortifications of the place was again inhabited. In the XVII century the Abbey of thorney, greatly increased in size and was attached to the stables, rooms for guests and the workhouse. However, all this does not bring documentary evidence, and after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 the Abbey was destroyed, preserved only the main Cathedral. In 1638 he was repaired as a parish Church of St. Mary and St. Botolph's Censkogo. Then was destroyed the chapels of the Cathedral and built an arched gallery. The Eastern facade, though, and retained elements of the Norman style, was rebuilt in the years 1840-1841 the famous English architect Edward blorom .. The layout of the Abbey is represented in the Museum thorney.

In the Abbey of thorney buried more than a dozen medieval saints, martyrs, and bishops, including the Holy Botolph Ichinsky, which is devoted to the main Cathedral.

In 2002, the University of Leicester has conducted archaeological work in the vicinity of the Abbey of thorney. In addition to potting products, tiles and animal bones have been found glass from the stained glass Windows of the XIII-XIV centuries. These details of the stained glass is very intricate and quite well preserved.