Hagnaby Abbey

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

Originally 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]


  1. ^ a b c d "Houses of Premonstratensian canons". Hagnaby. Victoria County History. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Historic England. "Hagnaby Abbey (355674)". PastScape. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hagnaby Abbey: a Premonstratensian Abbey and a Post-Medieval House and Formal Garden". Ancient Monuments. Ancientmonuments.info. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 

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