Abbey Gardens (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk) Reviews
Description:Abbey Gardens Park And Ruins in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Newest Review: ... the 16th century the Abbey carried on expanding until Henry VIII came into power as the King Of England. Although he reigned from 1509 it wasn't until 1539 that the Abbey of St Edmund was stripped of anything of value including the lead roofs of the buildings (almost sounds familiar by today's standards doesn't it?) and the exposed beams started to deteriorate and fall into ruin. However it ... more
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by - written on 20/09/11 (Very useful, 285 readings)
Introduction: Having lived in Bury St Edmunds for most of my life I would have had to bury my head a fair depth in the sand to not learn anything about the history that the town is steeped in. The most notable piece of history that still exists in the town in my opinion would be the Abbey Gardens with a varied history with uses ranging from having been a monastery to now being a public garden and park. I will give a brief history here in this review however will not include the full history as I haven't the time to write a book or half a life time to accumulate the necessary research. I will try to pay more attention covering what is left here today for people ... Read the complete review