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Haughmond Abbey

Excavation of a 12th-Century Cloister in Its Historical and Landscape Context
by Jeffrey J. West and Nicholas Palmer
English Heritage

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Pub Date: 2014
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 414 pp.
Size: 8.25 x 12.00 inches

ISBN: 9781848020627
TB Code: 1906235
Availability: 91 in stock

Haughmond Abbey was a prosperous house of Augustinian Canons north-east of Shrewsbury. Today it is an extensive ruin in the guardianship of English Heritage.

The work reported on had its origins in excavations carried out in and near the cloister in 1975-79, but the scope has been broadened to place the site in its historical, theological, architectural and landscape context. The finds from the excavations and previous clearance work, including significant groups of Romanesque sculpture, funerary monuments, pottery and floor tiles, are the subject of a full range of specialist reports. There is a comprehensive analysis of the surviving claustral buildings, while a survey of the earthworks surrounding the site has revealed the precinct boundary, water management systems and a series of formal gardens.