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Crowland, Abbey Bells
Crowland, Abbey Bells
Crowland, Abbey Bells

Somewhat confusingly, Croyland Abbey is in the market town of Crowland.

The Benedictine Abbey was founded by King Ethelbald in 713 in memory of St Guthlac. It was dissolved in 1539.

The north aisle now serves as the parish church.

These bells were the first in the country to be broadcast live by the BBC, in 1925.

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Crowland, bells, croyland abbey
Crowland, Croyland Abbey
Crowland, Croyland Abbey
Crowland, Croyland Abbey

Croyland Abbey in Crowland is depicted here in Dugdale's Monasticon Angelicum, first published in 1655.

Just a few years earlier, during the Civil War in 1643, it had been fortified by the Royalists and later besieged and taken by Cromwell.

posted 1925

Crowland, abbey, Dugdale, Monasticon Angelicum, Civil War
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Tower Interior
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Tower Interior
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Tower Interior

Interior of the west tower built over the north aisle of the abbey church in the fifteenth century.

July 2011

Crowland, croyland abbey tower
Crowland, Croyland Abbey
Crowland, Croyland Abbey
Crowland, Croyland Abbey

The Benedictine monastery was largely destroyed following the Dissolution.  Still standing are the impressive remains of the nave west front with the present church, Croyland Abbey, being the north aisle.

The church has a huge west window, and a graceful interior with a vaulted roof.

July 2011

Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Benedictine monastery
Crowland, Croyland Abbey
Crowland, Croyland Abbey
Crowland, Croyland Abbey

The tympanum over the doorway in the west wall of the nave of the former abbey church.

The quatrefoil contains scenes from the life of St Guthlac.

It dates from the mid-thirteenth century.

July 2011

Crowland, Croyland Abbey
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Chest
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Chest
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Chest

Wooden chest in the nave.

July 2011

Crowland, Croyland abbey chest
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Font
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Font
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Font

A simple octagonal font in Perpendicular style.

July 2011

Crowland, Croyland abbey font
Crowland, Old School
Crowland, Old School
Crowland, Old School

National School on St Jamesís Drove erected 1857 for £1800 for 200. It is built in red brick with Bath Stone dressings.

September 2017

Crowland, primary school
Crowland, War Memorial
Crowland, War Memorial
Crowland, War Memorial

Crowland's war memorial, designed by Walter Hack of Peterborough, is made of Weldon stone.

It was unveiled by the Marquess of Exeter at a ceremony on 28 November 1920.

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Crowland, war memorial, Marquess of Exeter, William Brownlow Cecil