Delapre Abbey, Northampton

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Delapré Abbey, or more properly, the Abbey of St Mary de la Pré, is an English country house and former monastery situated in the meadows of the River Nene to the south of Northampton. It was founded as a monastery of nuns about the year 1145 and belonged to the congregation of the great Abbey of Cluny in Burgundy, France.The abbey was founded by the Earl Simon de Senlis during the reign of King Stephen and held a Royal Charter from King Edward III. At its founding, the abbey was endowed with land at nearby Hardingstone and held the churches at Earls Barton, Great Doddington and Fotheringhay . King Edward increased their holdings with the churches of Wollaston and Filgrave and also granted them the advowson of the church at Fyfield, Hampshire. He is recorded as giving "ten beams" towards the repair of the church in 1232, and another five oaks for work on the Refectory in 1258.
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  • Took grandaughter with a friend and her daughter for a walk and a treat in the tea rooms on Sat 19 th sept service slow tables full with dirty crockery,food so expensive hot chocolate with few tiny ma...  more »
  • I walk around Delapre Abbey twice daily with my dogs. I was excited when I heard the cafe was to open in April and it looked great! However the reality left a lot to be desired with regard to pricing ...  more »
  • The brand-new conservatory restaurant offers afternoon tea (pre-booked) for both regular and gluten free customers. Smoked salmon finger sandwiches, ham and cheese finger sandwiches, passionfruit tart...  more »
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  • The wall garden is always a lovely place to visit, and the cafe is a cool place to visit, though it is a little pricey, and there is a huge lake some people go fishing .
  • I found the new tea rooms to be a bit pretentious and expensive. Something a bit more humble would have been perfectly adequate and encouraged us to go more often. Despite that, it's still a lovely place to visit and walk around; plus - miniature railway every month. Choo choo!
  • Tried out the newly opened cafe. A little bit overpriced on the food. The cafe itself is lovely. Seemed a little chaotic,but they are still finding their feet. Wish it every success and I will be back.
  • doing a very good job the abbey is a hidden gem
  • One of the best places in Northamptonshire. Such a beautiful and peaceful place to spend time or walk the dogs. The gardens are beautiful all year round

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