ordesley Abbey was a Cistercian abbey founded in 1138 by Waleran, the earl of Worcester, and monks from Garendon. After the Dissolution in 1538 the buildings were completely dismantled. Although only the base of the walls remain the buildings most likely followed the standard plan of the Cistercian abbeys. The arrangement would have the nave of the church to the north, the south trancept, the library, the sacristy, and the chapter-house to the east. On the south side was the refectory and kitchen, while to the west was the cellars.
Waleran, the earl of Worcester founds a new Cistercian abbey with help from monks from Garendon. ¹
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Selection of references used:
1. Various, The Cistercian Abbeys of Britain, 1998, ISBN:0-7134-8392-X