Meaux Abbey (archaic, also referred to as Melsa) was a Cistercian abbey founded in 1151 by William le Gros, 1st Earl of Albemarle (Count of Aumale), Earl of York and 4th Lord of Holderness, near Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
A chronicle of its history was written by Thomas Burton, one of the abbots. The abbey owned the land of Wyke, which was purchased from it by King Edward I of England in 1293 to establish the town of Kingston upon Hull.
The abbey was closed in 1539 by King Henry VIII. It was demolished, and the stones were used to build defences for the town of Kingston upon Hull.
The site of the abbey is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
- ^ Historic England. "Site of Meaux Cistercian Abbey (1007843)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
- de Burton, Thomas (1396), Bond, Edward A. (ed.), "Chronica Monasterii de Melsa, a Fundatione Usque ad Annum 1396, Auctore Thoma de Burton, Abbate. Accedit Continuatio ad Annum 1406", Rerum Britannicarum medii aevi scriptores (Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages) (in Latin and English), Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer
- Chronica monasterii de Melsa .., vol. 1, 1866
- Chronica monasterii de Melsa .., vol. 2, 1867
- Chronica monasterii de Melsa .., vol. 3, 1868
- Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. .
- "Cistercian Abbeys: Meaux", cistercians.shef.ac.uk
- Monasteries in the East Riding of Yorkshire
- Cistercian monasteries in England
- 1151 establishments in England
- Religious organizations established in the 1150s
- Christian monasteries established in the 12th century
- 1539 disestablishments in England
- Scheduled monuments in the East Riding of Yorkshire
- Demolished buildings and structures in England
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