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OLD CROWLAND, WITH ITS ABBEY CHURCH STILL IN PARTIAL USE

OLD CROWLAND, WITH ITS ABBEY CHURCH STILL IN PARTIAL USE

In the very south of Lincolnshire, near the county's border with both Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire, is the little town of Crowland, about eight and a half miles north of Peterborough. The Abbey of Crowland or Croyland was founded about the year 720 by King Ethelbald and was renowned as a place of nurture for learning. It is said that some of the early teachers in the University of Cambridge came from here. The north aisle of the church is all that remains intact, and this is used as Crowland parish church.

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