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BEAULIEU PARISH WORSHIPS WHERE THE BEAULIEU PRELATES DINED

BEAULIEU PARISH WORSHIPS WHERE THE BEAULIEU PRELATES DINED

On the east bank of the Beaulieu river, just before it broadens out into its estuary, which winds down to the Solent, King John founded an abbey in 1204 for Cistercians. Part of Beaulieu is now the residence of Lord Montagu and other remnants of the place are preserved. The refectory, for instance, is used as the parish church (top). It is a fine specimen of early English work, with tall, slim lancet windows. Below we see a portion of the cloisters. The scene of the first chapters in Conan Doyle's "White Company" was laid here.

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