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Haunted: Leiston Abbey, Leiston, Suffolk

Haunted: Leiston Abbey, Leiston, Suffolk

| On 25, Jun 2017

 

The Haunting of Leiston Abbey

Leiston Abbey was originally called St Mary’s Abbey which was founded in 1182 just north of Leiston on the marshes at Minsmere.

The abbey was abandoned in 1363 and moved to Leiston due to the risk of flooding on the Minsmere Level…

If you visit Minsmere today, you’ll still find some old ruins at the old abbey site!

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, Leiston Abbey became a farm with a farmhouse being built into the actual ruins of the abbey.

Today, the abbey ruins are in the care of English Heritage.

Now it’s said that Leiston Abbey is haunted by surprise, surprise… ghostly monks!

 
Bibliography
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press

 


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