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Warden Abbey Revealed

19 October 2021 - October 2022

Outside Settlement Gallery, Free Entry

 

Research by the Old Warden History and Heritage Society alongside the results of a geophysical survey by MOLA (Northampton) have revealed the grandeur of one of the most influential Cistercian houses in medieval England. 

 

Former English Heritage artist, Peter Dunn, has created a reconstruction painting based on this work, showing how Warden Abbey may have looked c.1370. 

 

The original painting will be on display alongside a selection of archaeological artefacts recovered from excavation at Warden Abbey, including architectural fragments, floor tiles, stained glass, and more.

 

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Image: Section of the tile pavement found at Warden Abbey. Reconstruction by C. Marshall and E. Baker. Courtesy of the Southill Estate.