Talk:Coombe Abbey

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Page organisation[edit]

Should "Coombe Abbey" be on the same page as "Coombe Country Park"? Snowman 12:33, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

  • No replies, so pages merged. Snowman 10:09, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
Is there any reason for the de-merger as the articles are short and really go together. Keith D (talk) 16:30, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

An historic? Grammar / spelling point[edit]

I know that this might seem very twee, but unless you don't pronounce the 'h' in historic, you shouldn't use an as the article, it should be 'a historic'. I'm pointing this out as I don't know how to edit the page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.40.170.231 (talkcontribs) 10:20, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

The rule is usually that you use "a" before a consonant and "an" before a vowel. However, the h in "historic" is not really acting like a consonant. It forms a sort of dipthong with the i. For that reason, it sounds better to say "an historic," even if you pronounce the h more than British pronunciation 217.41.45.25 (talk) 11:15, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

Following moved from article. Keith D (talk) 17:04, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

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There were at least one of the Abbots of Coombe Abbey, whose name was Thomas the Abbot of Coombe, who was not included within the List of the Abbots of Coombe Abbey at the following citation: 'Houses of Cistercian monks: Abbey of Combe', in A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 2, ed. William Page (London, 1908), pp. 73-75. The aforesaid name of Thomas the Abbot of Coombe is found at British History On-line, 'Parishes: Hodnell', in A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6, Knightlow Hundred, ed. L F Salzman (London, 1951), pp. 114-116.

Interesting is that the aforementioned Thomas the Abbot of Coombe is left out of the listing and according to the aforementioned 'Parishes: Hodnell' should be listed between the Abbots: "Geoffrey d: 1345" and "Alexander, elected 1454". This error indicates that the aforesaid Thomas the Abbot of Coombe was in this position at least just after the year of 1400. That said, we are looking at 109 years of time between Geoffrey and Alexander; so it is possible that there were several abbot's names missing from the 'Houses of Cistercian monks: Abbey of Coombe'.

Lastly, is it possible that an ancestor of Thomas Wilkes mentioned in 'Parishes: Hodnell" could have been one of the missing Abbots of Coombe and perhaps could be the reason why he ended up holding the lands of Hodnell, Radbourne, Ascote, Weddington; etc. of the county of Warwick? A more detailed research should be performed on this Wilkes family to help determine their relationship to the royals and inter-related families.

Copyrights for the material from the above sources or citations may apply.

The above Edit provided by AAllan.

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— Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.3.199.186 (talkcontribs) 19:01, 30 January 2016‎ (UTC)