Hagnaby Abbey

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Hagnaby Abbey was an abbey and former priory in Hagnaby, Lincolnshire, England.

It was founded as a house for Premonstratensian canons around 1175, by Agnes, widow of Herbert de Orreby.[1] The priory was a dependency of Welbeck Abbey and named in honour of Saint Thomas the Martyr.[1]

It achieved its independence and abbey status in 1250,[2] and appears from surviving records to have been well run.[1] It was suppressed in 1536,[2] its last abbot being Edmund Toft.[1] It is an ancient scheduled monument.[3]


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Coordinates: 53°18′06″N 0°13′39″E / 53.301700°N 0.227601°E / 53.301700; 0.227601