Turvey Abbey

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Turvey Abbey
Turvey Abbey, front of main building - geograph.org.uk - 1199802.jpg
Monastery information
Full name Priory of Our Lady of Peace
Order Benedictine
Established 1980
Site
Location Turvey, Bedfordshire, England
Coordinates 52°09′42″N 0°37′06″W / 52.16163°N 0.6182°W / 52.16163; -0.6182Coordinates: 52°09′42″N 0°37′06″W / 52.16163°N 0.6182°W / 52.16163; -0.6182
Turvey Abbey interior

Turvey Abbey is located in the village of Turvey in the English county of Bedfordshire. It is dated 1605 on the north facade and 1608 on the south facade. The building is stone, with a tile roof.[1] A dovecote, which no longer belongs to the Abbey, is a Grade II listed building.[2]

History[edit]

Historically, Turvey Abbey was a country house and family home. John Higgins developed a Jacobean style house. His son, Charles Longuet Higgins (1806–85), was responsible for the rebuilding of much of Turvey village.[3]

Current usage[edit]

It now belongs to the "Priory of Our Lady of Peace", a Benedictine order of nuns. It is a Roman Catholic community living according to the Rule of Saint Benedict and affiliated to the Olivetan family of Benedictines. The Abbey is not open to the public, but the community welcomes guests.[4]

The "Monastery of Christ our Saviour", while adjacent, is not part of Turvey Abbey.

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