Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey is believed to have been founded by Henry I in 1135 as the Hospital of St.Mary. In the early 13th Century it was converted into a priory of Augustinian canons (it was never strictly speaking an Abbey). The monastic way of life came to an abrupt end in 1536, when Henry VIII began to dissolve the monasteries. Anglesey Abbey was granted to a lawyer, John Hynde, who removed some of the roofs, to reuse in a new mansion he was building at Madingley Hall, leaving the Abbey to decay. In 1596 Anglesey was acquired by the Fowkes family, who were responsible for converting the remains of the monastic living quarters into a house in 1609. The Reverend John Hailstone, vicar of the neighbouring parish of Bottisham, bought Anglesey Abbey in 1848. He made several important changes to the building, demolishing surviving masonry from the monastic buildings to create a stable block, and removing the Jacobean dormer windows from the front of the House. Hailstone was probably responsible for naming the house ‘Anglesey Abbey’.

Sonata Security designed installed and commissioned the Intruder Alarm system with audio verification.

Since the installation Sonata Security has taken over the maintenance of all security and Fire Alarm system for the whole site.

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