Titchfield Abbey is a medieval abbey and later country house, located in the village of Titchfield near Fareham in Hampshire, England. The abbey was founded in 1222 for Premonstratensian canons, an austere order of priests. The abbey was a minor house of its order, and became neither wealthy nor influential during its three centuries of monastic life; the inhabitants were devoted to scholarship, as shown by their very impressive library.
The abbey was closed in 1537 by Henry VIII of England during the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the building was converted into a mansion by Thomas Wriothesley, a powerful courtier. Later in the sixteenth century the mansion was home to Henry Wriothesley, who was a patron of William Shakespeare. In 1781 the mansion was abandoned and partially demolished. The remains were purchased by the government in the early twentieth century and are now a Scheduled Ancient Monument under the care of English Heritage.
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Steve Baggaley | Feb 25, 2018
Abbey ruins. Very interesting if you use your imagination as to what it looked like in years gone by. Free entrance. Car park. Some signs with a little of the history of the place. Grass area for the children run around or picnic when the weather is good. There is not a lot to see so an hour should be plenty.
Carlton Hall | Mar 31, 2018
Really lovely place to walk around, free to enter and free parking. Lots of history to learn. Dogs on leads allowed in the grounds.
Karen Austin | Feb 24, 2018
What's beautiful place....I have lived in this area for over 14years and this is the first time I have visited. Fantastic place, perfect for a wonder to blow the cobwebs away. Great for dog walkers.
Terry KSYee | Feb 17, 2018
It is very interesting Abbey and worth to visit if you are somewhere nearby. The parking space there is free. I drove there from Southampton, if not mistaken it took about 15-20 mins. That day wasn’t lucky to Mee because was raining so I only spent about 5 mins to walk around.
Mike Mapson | Jan 21, 2018
I can't wait to see what English Heritage will do with this building one day because it is of some real significance and deserves to be restored
Sasch Mayer | May 19, 2018
Great example of a Medieval Fortified Monastery. Although the structure itself has clearly been modified and added to over the centuries, Titchfield Abbey provides a fascinating insight into the region's often turbulent religious history. The grounds are quite expansive, and it's well worth taking an hour or to to explore the site and take in the atmosphere. It's also a great place for a picnic on a warm summer's day.
aimitch | May 7, 2018
Very beautiful place to visit. Peaceful, calm and interesting. There is plenty of parking and entry is free. The history is wonderful and it's a great place for a picnic.
Shauny Walker | May 13, 2018
Titchfield Abbey another beautiful castle and a must to see, located in Mill Ln, Titchfield, Catisfield PO15 5RA U.K. Titchfield Abbey is a medieval abbey and later country house, located in the village of Titchfield near Fareham in Hampshire, England. The abbey was founded in 1222 for Premonstratensian canons, an austere order of priests.
Timothy John Lee-lewis | Jul 27, 2018
Interesting historical Abbey. Worth a picnic on lovely days. Enjoyed it with the family.
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