Abbey of St. Mary Graces

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The Abbey of St. Mary Graces is a chapel built in around 1350 within the Holy Trinity Churchyard and later a large monastery controlled by the Cistercian order (Harben). The abbey was built within the aforementioned churchyard, east of Little Tower Hill and south of Hog Lane (East Smithfield). Stow tells us that during a tempest King Edward III, in great peril of drowning, made a vow to build a Monasterie to the honour of God, and our Ladie of grace, if God would grant him grace to come safe to land (Stow). True to his word, the abbey was built and named after his spiritual deliverers. The monastery itself was dissolved in 1539 and pulled down by Sir Arthur Darcie (Stow).
St. Mary Graces Abbey, also called New Abbey, is not featured on the Agas map. Had the Abbey been drawn, it would appear on the northeast side of Little Tower Hill and south of Hog Lane (East Smithfield), where there is a cluster of houses.
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MLA citation:

Adams, Neil. “Abbey of St. Mary Graces.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Web. 22 August 2017. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/ABBE2.htm>.

Chicago citation:

Adams, Neil. n.d. “Abbey of St. Mary Graces.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed August 22, 2017. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/ABBE2.htm.

APA citation:

Adams N. (n.d.). Abbey of St. Mary Graces. In J. Jenstad (Ed.), The Map of Early Modern London. Retrieved August 22, 2017, from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/ABBE2.htm

TEI citation:

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