The Destruction of Hailes Abbey: A Case Study in Pillaging at the Dissolution

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Abstract

The destruction and spoliation of Hailes Abbey after the dissolution was not an uncommon occurrence across England and Wales during the reformation. What is unusual about Hailes Abbey is that documents exist in which first person depositions describe the spoliation and destruction occurring after the monks and inhabitants had left. These documents form the basis of this thesis in which they are used to take a closer look at the architectural fabric of Hailes Abbey just before and just after the closure of the abbey.

This thesis has three parts. First, it takes a look at the monastic landscape at Hailes and what the depositions reveal about the layout and outbuildings within the precinct. Second, it discusses what the depositions reveal about the claustral buildings and the inner precinct. Finally, it attempts to lookc at local reuse of Hailes Abbey fabric based on the depositions and the location of the
ndividuals named or implicated in the depositions. The research reveals the unique layout and the trend towards personal and individual privacy for the monks just before the dissolution.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationMPhil
Awarding Institution
  • University of Bath
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Wilson Jones, Mark, Supervisor
  • Hart, Vaughan, Supervisor
Award date31 Dec 2013
StatusPublished - Jul 2013

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Abbeys
Dissolution
Destruction
Deposition
Precinct
Monks
Layout
Wales
Privacy
Closure
England
First Person
Reuse
Reformation

Keywords

  • dissolution
  • Hailes Abbey
  • architecture

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