In April 2017 Ramsey Abbey Community Project was born. What have we discovered and what has the project added to our knowledge of the site?
The Great Benedictine Abbey of Ramsey was the first of the great religious houses in Eastern Fenland to be founded and in its time one of the most important, influential and wealthiest Abbey in the Fens. In its heyday it was home to at least 80 Monks, and behind its walls a renowned school was founded in about 985.
For over 500 years the Abbey flourished, but in 1539 the Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII. Today there is very little to see of the once great Abbey, only a wonderful 15th Century Abbey Gate House.
Speaker: Roger Mould, Ramsey Abbey Community Project
FREE for FRAG Members
Roger started his archaeology life at Fane Road and launched the Warboys Archaeology Project in 2012. The Ramsey Abbey project is the latest of the team’s work.