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NORMAN ARCHES OF HAUGHMOND'S TWELFTH CENTURY CHAPTER HOUSE

NORMAN ARCHES OF HAUGHMOND'S TWELFTH CENTURY CHAPTER HOUSE

An Augustinian foundation dating from the twelfth century, Haughmond Abbey - what is left of it - lies about five miles north-eastward of Shrewsbury. It was founded by William Fitz-Alan in 1135 for Augustine canons, and the chapter house, with fine Norman arches threatened by the disintegrating tentacles of ivy, dates from the same century. There is a ribbed roof of oak, but this is an addition made after the house was dissolved. There also remains a refectory of the same date and a fourteenth century guest house.

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