- Holy Hill monastery, Breedon
Holy Hill monastery at
Breedon on the Hillin Leicestershirewas founded as a Benedictineabbey by King Aethelred in 675. It was dissolved in 874, possibly following an attack by the Danes.
The monastery was refounded in about 1120 as the
Augustinian Breedon Priory.
A significant series of Saxon sculptures from the original abbey survive in the present church.
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