* Saxon, Medieval Abbey.
7th-9th C Founded by St. Modwen (Modwena).
1003 Became a Benedictine Abbey.
1066-1087 During: William I visited the Abbey.
1086 Domesday: Mentioned.
1154-1189 During: Henry II visited the Abbey.
1230’s Used as a safe house for counting the collected taxes.
1272-1307 During: Edward I visited the Abbey.
1295-1322 Between: The Abbot had to appear at parliament.
13th-14th C Approximately 30 monks at the Abbey
1310 Said to be the smallest Abbey in England.
1414 Henry V stayed at the Abbey.
1420’s Gatehouse rebuilt.
1433-1455 North side of the gatehouse repaired.
1445-1470 Dating from: Roof on the Abbey Inn.
1530’s High revenue recorded.
1532 The Abbot had to appear at Parliament.
1541 Refounded as a college.
1545 Abbey dissolved and granted to Sir William Paget.
1546 Licence to crenellate granted to Sir William Paget.
1563 Sir William Paget died.
1570’s Sir William’s son, Thomas, lived at the Abbey.
1574 Guns recorded on the site.
1580 Thomas Paget and his family lived on the site.
1612 Called the Manor House site, leased to Richard Almond.
1635 Part was lived in by Ellen Parker.
1711 George Hayne leased the grounds.
1719-1726 A new church was built.
1723 George Hayne died and his brother, Henry, took over the lease.
1738 Henry Hayne’s lease was renewed.
1757 Henry Hayne died and his son, John, took over the lease.
1775 John Haynes surrendered the lease.
1790’s Medieval gatehouse still standing.
1927 Gatehouse buildings were demolished.
20th C Old infirmary now an Inn.