The abbey only lasted until the winter of 1154, when the monks petitioned the Henry, now king Henry II, for grant of land on another site. Because of disputes with local foresters, the monks were finding Radmore increasingly unsuitable. The king exchanged the royal manor at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire for the abbey and the monks established Stoneleigh Abbey in June 1155, with Radmore becoming a royal hunting lodge.
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