Newstead Abbey – from Medieval Priory to Country House


Development of church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509 | Development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745 | English Reformation and counter-Reformation

Newstead Abbey was originally an Augustinian Priory founded in the 1170s. After the Dissolution, Sir John Byron purchased the estate be his country house and although alterations were made, the architectural footprint remains largely unchanged to this day.

An exploration of the site reveals original features including the undercroft, chapter house, cloisters and garth (cloister garden) and changes made by the Byron’s and subsequent owners.

Duration: 10.30am – 2.30pm

Cost per pupil: £10