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Kenilworth Abbey 900

To mark the 900th year of the Foundation, there will be a Celebration in S. Nicholas’ Church of “The Masse” at 10 in the morning of the 28th of August, the feast day of S Augustine of Hippo to whom, with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Priory, later Abbey, was dedicated. The order of service will be that… Read More Kenilworth Abbey 900

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Kenilworth Missal at Chichester Cathedral

Members heading south in the summer may well be interested in this invitation from Chichester Cathedral to visit its library.  The book of which they are most proud is the ‘Kenilworth Missal’, which figures in their advertisement in the current “Friends’ Newsletter”.  The leaflet refers to regular monthly Open Days: “…these are on the first… Read More Kenilworth Missal at Chichester Cathedral

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Forthcoming Events

This year we are commemorating the 900th Anniversary of the initial founding of Kenilworth Priory as described in Canon John Strecche’s 15thC Chronicle. Members of KHAS will be hosting free guided walks of the Priory/Abbey ruins on the following dates: Sunday 28th July and Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th September 2019. Take a walk… Read More Forthcoming Events

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Then & Now

Garden of Rest Stonework part 2 – Then & Now

This Then & Now set is part 2 to the earlier part 1 posting here: http://www.khas.co.uk/garden-rest-stonework-pt1-now/ ‎ According to The Abbey of St Mary guidebook by E. Carey-Hill (Odiboure Press, 1985) “What is now known as the Lapidarum Wall was completely rebuilt from its foundations, including the bench, in 1984. The work was carried out by… Read More Garden of Rest Stonework part 2 – Then & Now

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Then & Now

St. Nicholas Church from South-West, 1963 – Then & Now

This pair of pictures from 1963 and 2016 shows the Abbey’s Tantara Gatehouse with St Nicholas’ Church in the background. The 1963 shot is labelled as having been taken by a J. Tarver. As can clearly be seen from the ‘then’ picture, the gatehouse had become overgrown and it was later designated as dangerous and fenced… Read More St. Nicholas Church from South-West, 1963 – Then & Now

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Heritage Open Days 2016

Kenilworth Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum & Heritage Centre open both Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th September 2.30 to 4.30 pm. On Saturday 10th there will also be a free guided walk of the Abbey ruins at 3pm. If you have ever wondered who built Kenilworth Abbey, why it is sometimes called a Priory, what it… Read More Heritage Open Days 2016

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Appeal: Stolen Mediaeval Stone Heads from Kenilworth Priory

Appeal for Information These carved stone mediaeval heads were discovered during excavations at Kenilworth Priory. They were housed in the ‘Barn’ museum in the Abbey Fields, Kenilworth, from which they were stolen in December 1992. At the time of writing they are still missing. Leamington Spa Police (+44 1926 451111) would be pleased to hear… Read More Appeal: Stolen Mediaeval Stone Heads from Kenilworth Priory

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