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Buckfast Abbey

 

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  • Buckfast Abbey conforms precisely to the original medieval ground plans. It is in essence a Gothic Revival copy of Perpendicular Gothic architecture with artistic license taken where the original architectural sources were lacking.
  • It was refounded in 1882 having previously been abolished in or around 1539.
  • It is the only completely rebuilt medieval monastery in the country. Most of the construction work was undertaken by the monks themselves during a 55 year span using often haphazard and dangerous construction methods.
  • The abbey is famous these days for it's Buckfast alcoholic drink that is particularly popular in and around Glasgow.

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Developer
The Cistercian Order

Reference Data

Reference No.
3094
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
03-06-2009
 

Building Location

Address
Buckfast Road, Buckfastleigh. TQ11 0EE
Council
Teignbridge District Council
County
Devon
Region
South West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1018
Completion date
1467
Renovation Date
1937
Demolition Date
1539
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
48.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


Land Costs
£4,700.00
Date of Purchase
1882

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