Gloucester Abbey

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Gloucester Abbey was a Benedictine abbey for monks in the city of Gloucester, England. The abbey was founded about 1022 and was dedicated to Saint Peter.[1] It is recorded that the abbey lost about a quarter of its complement of monks in 1377 due to the Black Death.

In 1540, the abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII, and became Gloucester Cathedral the following year.[2]

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  1. ^ Knowles, David; Brooke C. N. L.; and London, Vera C. M. The Heads of Religious Houses: England and Wales 940–1216 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1972 ISBN 0-521-08367-2 p. 52
  2. ^ "Gloucester Cathedral – History". Retrieved 2009-03-01. 

Coordinates: 51°52′3″N 2°14′48″W / 51.86750°N 2.24667°W / 51.86750; -2.24667