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12 November 2009

1475 – Holycross Abbey, Co. Tipperary

A medieval Cistercian monastery, Holy Cross Abbey was a place of great medieval pilgrimage, and with the Reformation, also a rallying-point for the dispossessed and victims of religious persecution. Following the Cromwellian war,...

11 November 2009

1270 – Cathedral, Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary

The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings, is an historic complex of buildings and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be...

11 November 2009

1272 – Hore Abbey, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Hore Abbey is a ruined Cistercan monastery near the Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland. Hore Abbey is distinctive among Irish Cistercian monasteries in that the cloister lies to the north....

05 November 2009

1200c – Dysert O Dea Monastery, Co. Clare

The Dysert O Dea Monastic Site is home to the Dysert O Dea Church and the remains of a Round Tower. The most interesting parts of the church are the 13th century east...

05 November 2009

1195 – Corcomroe Abbey, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Officially “Sancta Maria de Petra Fertili” or “Saint Mary of the Fertile Rock”. Corcomroe Abbey is sited a few miles from Ballyvaughan within sight of the coast. The abbey is sited in a...

29 September 2009

1884 – Cloister, Westminster Abbey, London

Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott

01 September 2009

1873 – St.Gregory’s Church & Monastery, Downside, Somerset

Architect: Dunn & Hansom Perspective View published in The Building News, May 30th 1873. The building was begun in the 19th century, and ended with completion of the nave after World War I....

10 August 2009

1876 – Chapel of St. Mary at the Cross, Edgware Abbey, Middlesex

Architect: James Brooks Edgeware Abbey is a Benedictine convent founded in 1866.

10 August 2009

1885 – New West Front, St. Alban’s Abbey, Hertfordshire

Architect: Sir Edmund Beckett Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe, Q.C. (12 May 1816 – 29 April 1905), was a lawyer, amateur horologist, and architect. In 1851 he designed the mechanism for the clock...