St Benet's Abbey, Ludham, Ludham

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St Benet's Abbey was a medieval monastery of the Order of Saint Benedict, also known as St Benet's at Holme or Hulme. It was situated on the River Bure within the Broads in Norfolk England. St Benet is a medieval English version of the name of St Benedict of Nursia, hailed as the founder of western monasticism. At the period of the Dissolution of the Monasteries the abbey's possessions were in effect seized by the crown and assigned to the diocese of Norwich. Though the monastery was supposed to continue as a community, within a few years at least the monks had dispersed. Today there remain only ruins.
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  • We moored up on a cold but bright March day. We very much enjoyed the information board by the moorings and the one at the entrance to the gatehouse. The highlight of our trip was the listening bench,...  more »
  • It’s beautiful in so many different ways. I live locally and visit here walking and by kayak. I visit at all times of the day and in all seasons. It can have a backdrop of the most fearsome thunderous...  more »
  • We stumbled across these old ruins, and felt fortunate that we had. Not a great deal to see but delve into the history of the place and you will find it fascinating. We had to make a second visit in o...  more »

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