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Beauchief Abbey, Sheffield

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Contact: +44 114 221 1900
Open Hours: 10a-7p M-Su
Founded in 1183 by the Black Canons and dedicated to St Thomas Beckett, these fascinating abbey remains are bordered by Beauchief Golf Course , with several public footpaths, including the Sheffield Round Walk nearby. The original abbey building was about 60 meters (196 foot) long and eight meters (26 foot) wide. The abbey continued in use until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1537, when the abbot and canons surrendered to a representative of King Henry VIII. The tower is all that now remains of the original abbey but two arched doorways, one Norman and the other 13th century, are to be found on either side of the tower. The chapel which adjoins the tower was built in 1662 and is still used for services.