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Bury St Edmunds Abbey

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Location type: Abbey
Location address: United Kingdom, St. Edmundsbury
Number of texts: 2
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Made by | Reference Tuli | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds was once among the richest Benedictine monasteries in England, until the Dissolution of the monasteries in 1539. It is in the town that grew up around it, Bury St Edmunds in the county of Suffolk, England. It was a centre of pilgrimage as the burial place of the Anglo-Saxon martyr-king Saint Edmund, killed by the Great Heathen Army of Danes in 869. The ruins of the abbey church and most other buildings are merely rubble cores, but two very large medieval gatehouses survive, as well as two secondary medieval churches built within the abbey complex.

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Made by Dromos | Reference World War 1
Made by Dromos | Reference World War 1

First world war tank, in Bury St Edmunds Abbey. It’s a female tank, it was broken up in the second world war for scrap metal, but the concrete pad that it stood on still remains today.

Linked themes: War

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