Torre Abbey, Torquay, Torbay

Torre Abbey, Torquay, Torbay
Photograph taken 03 July 2002 © Mr Ernie W. King C.P.A.G.B. Source English Heritag ref: 390820

Site of the Premonstratensian abbey of St Saviour or Holy Trinity which was founded by William Briwere (Brewer) in 1196. Later there were at least 26 canons at Torre. It became the richest and largest Premonstratensian house in England, with an income in 1535 of £396. The abbey was dissolved in 1539 and little remains of the church. In 1598 a large Country house was built on the site.

Location

Torbay Torquay

Period

Tudor (1485 - 1602)

Tags

abbey monastery dissolution house religion faith premonstratensian church tudor (1485 - 1602)