Coombe Abbey House

Description of this historic site

Site of a country house once occupied by the Heningtons of Exton. The site lies in Combe Abbey Country Park.

Notes about this historic site

1 Stands on the site of a Cistercian monastery founded in 1150. 1581 The Heningtons of Exton took up residence and were responsible for converting the original house into a substantial country house.

2 Results of a major programme of building recording and analysis carried out in 1993-94 during the conversion of Coombe Abbey.(see also 3 & 4)

4 Building recording and analysis of nine centuries of Combe Abbey by Iain Soden. A detailed phasing with supporting documentary and map evidence was carried out. A record of any architectural or decorative features was compiled in addition to a list of artefacts recovered from each of the rooms prior to the conversion into a Hotel.

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