Bradwell Abbey Milton Keynes
One of the older villages engulfed within the city of Milton
is Bradwell Abbey. With the remains of the Abbey still there, you
also find the Milton Keynes Discovery centre there as well a large
modern industrial estate.
The Priory was established around 1154. It
grew during the Middle Ages to became an important local centre, but
declined during the Black Death when, amongst others, its prior William
of Loughton died. The Priory was closed in 1524 (some 12 years
before the general dissolution of the monasteries).
Today, Bradwell Abbey is an Urban Studies Centre,library and guidance
for visiting international town planners and students who wish to study
Milton Keynes. It also hosts school visits to see its medieval
buildings, the chapel is Grade I listed.It now provides a meeting
space to local community groups.
Discovery Centre Bradwell Abbey
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre informs visitors about urban
geography and new city planning - as well as the historical and natural
heritage of Milton Keynes. Since 1992 Milton Keynes City Discovery
Centre has been based at the beautiful and important ancient site of
Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes.
City Discovery Centre
Alston Drive, Bradwell
Abbey, Milton Keynes
Tel: +441908 227229