With Nicholas Palmer

pca12-43A nunnery was first founded on the site in the 9th or 10th century. The abbey continued as a Benedictine nunnery until the Dissolution. Today, the ruins of the Cloister and the two storey medieval gateway are all that remain. The Parish Church of St Editha, containing some early 12th-century features,  was originally the  Abbey Church.

Archaeology Warwickshire conducted excavations at the abbey site in 2002-2006, and 2007, uncovering an undercroft and building remains, possibly part of the abbesses’ lodgings or Guest Hall. A community archaeology programme at the abbey was run in 2011 and 2012.

Tuesday 7 March 2017, 7pm-8pm Polesworth Abbey, North Warwickshire