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village and abbey of Elstow

village and abbey of Elstow

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Published by Printed by the Leagrave Press in (Luton, Beds .
Written in English


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Statement(Anon.).
ContributionsHartley, Stanley Victor.
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. :
Number of Pages16
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Open LibraryOL20788428M

Elstow Abbey was a monastery for Benedictine nuns in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England. It was founded c by Judith, Countess of Huntingdon, a niece of William the Conqueror, and therefore is classed as a royal foundation. History. The modern church dedicated to St Mary and St Helen used to extend. The former Elstow village school February The first Education Act was passed in (more correctly it was known as the Elementary Education Act). It was a milestone in the provision of education in Britain demonstrating central government's unequivocal support for .

Elstow Abbey. likes 64 talking about this were here. Events and Activities at Elstow Abbey Church. Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo illustrator) has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.

Abbey is a friendly village in south west Saskatchewan, bordered by the Great Sandhills to the west and the South Saskatchewan River to the north. The community is situated in a rural location approximately km northwest of Swift Current on Highway # The primary industries of Abbey . A well-worthwhile diversion from Bedford, Elstow has some of the key characteristics of an English village, especially the Moot Hall, Green and tea room. Local history and Bunyan's significance are well explained by local guides / custodians. A bit expensive but worthwhile.4/54 TripAdvisor reviews.


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Elstow, located on the southern edge of Bedford, has a long history, with settlements dating back at least to the Neolithic era. For almost years, it was home to a thriving Benadictine Nunnery and is still home to the Abbey Church. Elstow is an oasis of tranquility, with an attractive village green - a good place for a picnic or for children to play.

South of the village, from towas the site of the munitions factory ROF Elstow, about which the author wrote The Tinkers of Elstow (). Elstow today. The village and most of the populated part of Elstow parish are located inside Bedford's southern bypass, with the hamlet of Harrowden lying just to the south-east of that road.

Elstow is now, effectively, a suburb of Ceremonial county: Bedfordshire. Moot Hall. Built for the Abbey as a medieval market house and manor courtroom, this unique ancient monument stands on Elstow green.

John Bunyan is said to have attended dances here and his grandfather, Thomas, lived next door. From toit was leased by the Elstow congregation of the Bunyan Meeting, who used it as a chapel and a Sunday school.

Elstow green and Moot Hall At the heart of Elstow is the village green, on which stands a unique 15th century building - Moot Hall. Once the Abbey's courthouse, village meeting place and shopping centre, it is now a small museum, dedicated to John Bunyan and 17th century village life.

"ELSTOW, a parish in the hundred of Redbornestoke, county Bedford, 1 mile south of Bedford, its post town and railway station. It is situated on a tributary of the river Ouse, and the Luton road passes through the village.

An abbey or nunnery was founded here by. Elstow Green is a delightful place for a picnic on a summer's day and access is free all year round.

The Moot Hall was originally built to serve Elstow Abbey as a market house but is now a museum. It contains beautiful period furniture and has exhibits illustrating the life and traditions of 17th century England. May Queen crowned in Bedfordshire village. Kathleen Goode, and Elstow schoolgirl, was crowned.

May Queen on the village green at Elstow, Bedfordshire birthplace of John Bunyan. The May Queen passed through the village on a chariot drawn by her schoolmates, with a maypole carried before her.

The Abbey is also open for private prayer on Saturdays (10am to 12 noon). 75th Anniversary of VJ day - please see the on-line service on the Far East Prisoners of War Memorial page (under 'Our Past') ReachOut - Elstow Abbey's weekly newsletter (Public Worship) - see the issue for the current Sunday (August 16th ).

Location: The village of Elstow lies to the south of Bedford (adjacent on one side to the Bedford Southern Bypass) and parts of it merge with the southern subrurbs of the town in the area of Mile Road / Elstow Road.

In the past, the A6 used to run through the village but this road was diverted some years ago and now runs to the west of Elstow joining Bedford at Ampthill Road.

The Abbey church of St Mary and St Helena in Elstow is built of the remains of a C12 abbey and is situated to the south-east of the old part of the village. It is accessed from the High Street into Church End and parking is available to the west of the church.

Patron saints: St Mary, St Helena. Web Site: Elstow Abbey. Contact details. The Hillersden Hall heritage project at Elstow Abbey brings together a 1, years of history in this English village.

Starting as a nunnery built by the niece of William the Conqueror, Elstow Abbey survived King Henry VIII’s reformation (in part), two World Wars and will still be standing when the current Coronavirus crisis is over. In John Bunyan was born in the parish of Elstow, just south of Bedford, and he was baptised in the abbey church on 30th November of that year.

His mother, Margaret, and later, also Margaret (), his father, Thomas (), and step-mother, Ann (), are all buried in Elstow churchyard. Elstow is a small village about two miles south of Bedford, known for its connection with John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress. Bunyan was born here and was christened in the Abbey Church of St Helena and St Mary in Bunyan's parents and sister are buried in the graveyard.

Lainey Plater recommends Elstow Abbey. 11 November our family joined the church 2 years ago, we have been welcomed with open arms and treated like part of the church family. the church is amazing for children and plenty of community events/gatherings.

its been amazing for our family and we will carry on attending, supporting and doing. Elstow Abbey. likes 66 talking about this were here.

Events and Activities at Elstow Abbey Church. Step into the world of John Bunyan when you visit the delightful village of Elstow. Wander on to the village green and discover Moot Hall - a registered Ancient Monument. This delightful 15th century timber-framed building is unique, being the only known combined manor courthouse & market hall to have been built in Britain by a nunnery.

The nuns of Elstow Abbey were progressive and very. Elstow Abbey. likes 13 talking about this were here. Events and Activities at Elstow Abbey Church. Elstow. Visit Elstow Parish Website (The external website above will open in a new window) Historical notes about the Parish of Elstow.

Elstow is famous everywhere, and will live with the name of England because it is John Bunyan’s village. Elstow Tea Garden is close to the historic 11th century Elstow Abbey - the entrance is immediately opposite the ruins of the former cloisters and Hillersden Mansion (see " How to find us " page).

Just a minute's walk away is tranquil Elstow Village Green, with its beautiful medieval market house. Elstow Abbey founded by Judith, a niece of William the Conqueror. Moot Hall built (approx.). On the 26th August Elstow Abbey surrendered to Henry VIII as a result of the dissolution of the religious houses.

Henry VIII initially considered maintaining the abbey as a cathedral for Bedfordshire but this plan came to nothing. Elstow Abbey estate sold to Sir Thomas. Part 30 Redbournestoke Hundred. The parish of Elstow lies to the south of Bedford, the village being rather more than a mile from the town.

There are 1, acres in the parish, of which, roughly speaking, two-thirds are arable land and the remaining third permanent grass.The Abbey Church The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Helena was originally part of a Benedictine Abbey.

This was founded in by Countess Judith, the niece of William the Conqueror. The Elstow nuns came from wealthy families and some came with a dowry of money and/or lands.

Elstow is an ancient parish in the Redbornstoke Hundred.Like other monastic institutions, Elstow Abbey was dissolved at the Reformation by Henry VIII.

At the time it was dissolved, Elstow was assessed with an income of £ per year, making it the 8th wealthiest nunnery in England. After the abbey was dissolved, a truncated part of the nunnery church was put to use as the parish church.