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Where Monks kept their Horses
- This is where the monks kept their
- Each horse was kept in a kind of room
called a 'stall'.
- The monks needed horses to travel to
their lands and farms around the country or to 'daughter-houses'
(smaller abbeys or priories which they were in charge of).
Abbey had a daughter-house at Leominster in Herefordshire, 130
- The abbot might have to visit London or Windsor
to attend Parliament or visit the King.
- The horses might also pull carts and take
abbey farm produce to market.
- The stables were near one of the main
entrances to the abbey. Visitors could lodge their horses there
immediately they arrived.
- The stables at Reading Abbey stood where
the library is today.