Faversham Abbey

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Drawing by William Stukeley, 1722

Faversham Abbey was a Cluniac monastery just northeast of Faversham in England .

The monastery was founded by King Stephen and Queen Mathilde in 1147 . A group of monks from Bermondsey Abbey formed the core of the abbey and appointed the first abbot.

In 1538 the monastery was dissolved in the course of the dissolution of the monastery by King Henry VIII and largely demolished. A large part of the building material was loaded onto ships to France and served to fortify the site in the area around Calais.

The abbey is the burial place of King Stephen, Queen Mathilda and their son Eustach IV of Boulogne († 1153).

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Coordinates: 51 ° 19 ′ 0 ″  N , 0 ° 53 ′ 45 ″  E