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North East View of Croxton Abbey in Stafford

1700 - 1750 (c.)

Source: Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, Views of Ruins of Castles & Abbeys in England, Part 2, 1726-1739 (nd), Arts, Languages and Literature, Birmingham Central Library.

Text: Taken from the original source

CROXTON, (CROXDEN, CROKESDEN or CHROCHESDEN) was founded by Bertram de Verdun for Cistercian Monks. He first built them a Monastery at Chotes (or Coats) An 1176: but about three years after: he remov’d them to Brokesden endowing it with several Estates in Croxden, Stanfort, Castreton &c. beside the Church of Alveton (or Alton) where the Residence of the Family was for many Ages) And a Salt Work at Middlewich. The Founder dy’d in the Holy Land: but there were two Theobalds de Verdun and many other of his Descendants buried here.
The present owner is the Earl of Macclesfield. An Val. { 90. 3. 11 Dug
{103. 6. 5 Speed.
S & N Buck Delin. et. Sculpt. 1731.


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