Meaux Abbey

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Meaux Abbey (archaic, also referred to as Melsa) was a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1151 by William le Gros, 1st Earl of Albemarle (Count of Aumale), Earl of York and 4th lord of Holderness, near Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

A chronicle of its history was written by Thomas Burton, one of the abbots. The abbey owned the land of Wyke, which was purchased from it by King Edward I of England in 1293 and the town Kingston upon Hull was established.

The abbey was closed in 1539 by King Henry VIII. It was demolished and the stones were used to build defences for the town of Kingston upon Hull.



  • de Burton, Thomas (1396), Bond, Edward A. (ed.), "Chronica Monasterii de Melsa, a Fundatione Usque ad Annum 1396, Auctore Thoma de Burton, Abbate. Accedit Continuatio ad Annum 1406", Rerum Britannicarum medii aevi scriptores (Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages) (in Latin and English), Longmans, Green, Reader and DyerCS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). [ "Meaux" ] Check |ws link in chapter= value (help). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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