Mansion House

Record Number: 103192
A photograph from the collection held at Buckfast Abbey of the Mansion House. The original monastery at Buckfast was founded in 1018 and became a Cistercian abbey in 1147. When the present monks returned to Buckfast in 1882, they were able to uncover almost all of the original foundations dating back to this period, and rebuild the Abbey in the architectural style of the mid-twelfth century - effectively restoring the original Cistercian abbey. The ruins of the former abbey remained evident until the site was bought by Samuel Berry in 1800. He flattened the abbey church to make way for a Gothic mansion with castellations which had been completed by about 1806.

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abbey
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Buckfast Abbey
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Buckfast Abbey

Devon HER Results

ID Name Type
MDV4773 MANSION HOUSE in the Parish of Sourton MANSION HOUSE
MDV38468 MANSION HOUSE in the Parish of Denbury and Torbryan MANSION HOUSE
MDV17604 MANSION HOUSE in the Parish of MANSION HOUSE
MDV10174 MANSION HOUSE in the Parish of Broad Clyst MANSION HOUSE
MDV12058 MANSION HOUSE in the Parish of Bratton Fleming MANSION HOUSE
MDV840 MANSION HOUSE in the Parish of Landkey MANSION HOUSE
MDV12299 MANSION HOUSE in the Parish of Shobrooke MANSION HOUSE
MDV12021 MANSION HOUSE in the Parish of Filleigh MANSION HOUSE