South View of Coombe Abbey in Warwick
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
To the Rt. Honble. WILLIAM Lord CRAVEN, Baron of Hamstead Marshall in the County of Berks –
This Prospect is humbly Inscribed by his Obliged humble Servants
Sam l. & Nath l. Buck.
Richard de Camvill being a religious Man much affecting the Cistertian Monks, founded the first Abby of that Order 1150, in a solitary and low place, from whence it was called Combe which in the Saxon Tongue signifies a Valley surrounded with Hills or trees; this Abby was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin; to n Ric? De Camvill gave many lands; wch Robt. de Mowbray confirmed to ye Monks thereof.
At the Dissolution by King Henry the VIII it was valued at £311 15s 1d.
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