Abbot's Chair

The Abbot's Chair is the common name of a former monastic cross, the Charlesworth Cross. Only the socket remains of this boundary cross, built by the monks of Basingwerk Abbey in North Wales. Henry II of England gave the manor of Glossop to the monks, and they gained a market charter for Glossop in 1290, and one for Charlesworth in 1328. In 1433 the monks leased all of Glossopdale to the Talbot family, later Earls of Shrewsbury.

It is situated close to the town of Glossop in the High Peak area of the English county of Derbyshire, on the so-called Monks Road at SK029903, near the entrance track to Taiga Farm. The monks used this route in order to reach Hayfield, Simmondley and other villages.

Other articles related to "abbot":

Croxton Abbey - The Dissolution and Beyond
... The abbey was dissolved in 1538, with the abbot and eighteen canons in residence ... There is a catholic priest who holds the title Abbot of Croxton Abbey ... He is known as a "Titular Abbot" — one who holds the title of a suppressed or destroyed abbey ...
Abbot, Maine - Demographics
... As of 2010 Abbot had a population of 714 ... The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 98.0% non-Hispanic white, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.3% reporting two or more races and 0.6% Hispanic ...
Martinus Dom - Abbot of The Abbey
... already prior of the convent, Martinus was chosen to be the first abbot of the abbey of Westmalle ...
Saint Attala
... Attala (died 622) was a disciple of Columbanus and his successor as abbot of Bobbio from 615 ... was expelled from Luxeuil by King Theuderic II, Attala would have succeeded him as abbot, but preferred to follow him into exile ... After the Columbanus' death in 615, Attala succeeded him as abbot ...
Abbot Of Westminster
... The Abbot of Westminster was the head (abbot) of Westminster Abbey. ...

Famous quotes containing the words chair and/or abbot:

    Don’t want no money from you Ethan, no money, Marty. Just a roof over old Mose head and a rocking chair by the fire, my own rocking chair by the fire.
    Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965)

    Thou must tell me to one penny what I am worth.
    —Unknown. King John and the Abbot of Canterbury (l. 28)