Tuesday 25 October 2022

Priories (3) : Evesham Abbey

Evesham Abbey in Worcestershire was established in the early 700s (or maybe slightly earlier) by St Egwin. The abbey was Benedictine and became one of the richest in the country. This wealth paid for later additions to the abbey including the fine bell tower which happily survived dissolution. 

The abbey was plundered following dissolution in 1540. Apart from the bell tower the remains of the abbey include a section of wall and fragments of the chapter house and gateway. Two churches on the site, All Saints and St Lawrence, which were built in the 12th century by Benedictine monks, also survive although only the former remains a consecrated church.