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Monasteries

This section examines monasteries and the religious life in Herefordshire. Although Herefordshire did not have as many monasteries as some other parts of England, they did represent a wide range of different monastic orders, including the Benedictines, Cistercians, Grandmontines and Augustinians. Pages in this section discuss the lives of monks and lay brothers under both the Saxon and the later Norman rules, the purpose of granges, and the foundation of the various religious houses in Herefordshire. There is also a guest author essay about Dore Abbey.