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Coggeshall Abbey, situated south of the town of Coggeshall in Essex, was founded in 1140 by King Stephen of England and Matilda of Boulogne, as a Savigniac house but became Cistercian in 1147 upon the absorption of the order.

Coggeshall Abbey
Coggeshall Abbey in Coggeshall, Essex
Coggeshall Abbey, capella ante portas, now serving as St. Nicholas Chapel
Monastery information
Order Cistercian
Established 1137-1142
Disestablished 1538
Dedicated to St. John the Baptist
People
Founder(s) Gilbert Foliot and Simon de Toni
Architecture
Status Dissolved
Site
Location Coggeshall, Essex, United Kingdom
Visible remains Incorporated into St Nicholas Church
Public access yes

Coggeshall Abbey, situated south of the town of Coggeshall in Essex, was founded in 1140 by King Stephen of England and Matilda of Boulogne, as a Savigniac house but became Cistercian in 1147 upon the absorption of the order.