Welcome To Lesnes Abbey

Lesnes Abbey Woods is a virtually undiscovered gem in South East London.

The Abbey was built in 1178, by Richard DeLucy, the Chief Justice of England, as penance for the murder of Thomas Beckett. It was dissolved in 1525, by Cardinal Wolsey, in part a prelude to the wider dissolution of monasteries in England.

Today, thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant, the site is becoming a valued site for locals and visitors from wider afield.

This site is meant to serve as a guide to the site and events that take place here. For a more immediate view of what is going on, follow us on Facebook following the link at the foot of the page.


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