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Gentleman's Magazine 1860 part 2 p.398

  Furness Abbey

Excursion to Furness Abbey


July 9. The annual excursion was this year to Furness Abbey. The abbey is well known for the scope it presents to the labours of the archaeologist, whilst at the same time it is replete with a variety of points of high interest to the architect.
In A.D. 1127, Stephen, then earl of Mortaign and Boulogne, erected the abbey on the banks of a rivulet near Dalton, in Furness, as a place of refuge for Cistercian monks who had removed here from Tulketh, in Amoun-
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