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Fri 29 MarTIME
10am - 12.30pm
Cleeve AbbeySUITABLE FOR
Did monasticism decline during the late Middle Ages, or did it simply evolve? This tour of the well-preserved cloistral buildings of the Cistercian abbey of Cleeve will address this question that continues to intrigue and divide historians. Highlights of the tour will include the ruins of the monastic church and the sacristy, with its austere red-line wall painting; the monastic dormitory, which has few rivals in terms of its preservation and the late 15th-century refectory hall and its magnificent angel roof. You can also see our newly uncovered 13th century tiled floor. The tour will demonstrate that Cleeve Abbey was very much a living institution and that its buildings were remodelled to serve the needs of the community of white monks which worshipped and lived in them for over 300 years. Includes light refreshments.
This event has been graded as moderate access as there are low walls, steps and uneven ground across the site.