arendon Abbey was the first of five abbeys whose parent was Waverley Abbey. Garendon was founded in 1133 by Robert, the Earl of Leicester.
1133   Foundation of Garendon Abbey
 A Cistercian abbey founded by monks from Waverley Abbey.[1] 
1138   Foundation of Bordesley Abbey
 Waleran, the earl of Worcester founds a new Cistercian abbey with help from monks from Garendon.[1] 
1147   Foundation of Biddlesden Abbey
 A new Cistercian abbey was founded in 1147 by Ernald de Bosco and monks from Garendon.[1] 


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