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The Abbey Wharf
Where the Monks made Money


The Abbey Wharf at Reading -  Nash Ford Publishing
 

 

  • Abbeys near rivers might have their own wharf.
  • This was where the monks did much of their trading.
  • Merchants often moved their goods  around the country by river.
  • The monks could charge merchants for unloading their goods at the abbey wharf.
  • This made the monks very rich.
  • The wharf would have lots of equipment for unloading heavy goods from boats.
  • There would also be warehouses for storing goods.
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