bbey Dore is a Cistercian abbey located to the south-west of Hereford of which only the chancel, crossing and transepts remain. The abbey was founded in around 1147 and was a daughter house of Citeaux, its founding monks coming from Morimond. Dore started three daughter abbeys of its own, Trawscoed in Wales, Grace Dieu (1226), and Vale Royal (1274). Only small sections of the nave and surrounding buildings exist now, and the parts that do remain serve as the local church.

Abbey Dore Key Facts
CountyHerefordshire (7 castles)
RemainsNot complete but much survives
Access to siteOnly open at certain times

1147   Dore Abbey founded
 The Cistercian abbey of Dore, south-west of Hereford was founded in 1147 by monks from Morimond 
1226   Grace Dieu Abbey founded
 This was a daughter house of the Cistercian abbey at Dore near Hereford. The foundation would have been earlier but the abbey was attacked and burnt by the Welsh in 1223. The abbey was situated near Monmouth, but no real remains can be seen. 

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