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(without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... admirable classical style for which he was so distinguished. A
tablet to his own memory is placed in the chancel. Dr. Parr was
born in 1746 at Harrowon- the-Hill, and died here in 1825. On the
way to Hatton from Warwick, about two miles from the latter place,
the tourist passes on his right the County Lunatic Asylum, an
extensive and elegant structure in the Tudor style . It was erected
at a cost of 50,000. It has a frontage of 700 feet, and can
accommodate from 300 to 400 patients. About a mile south from the
Hatton station are the small remains of Pinky Abbey, a Benedictine
nunnery, founded shortly after the Conquest. Wroxhall Abbey is
three miles from Hatton, and six from Warwick, on the Birmingham
road . Dugdale tells a romantic legend regarding its foundation.
Hugh de Hatton, who held the lordships of Hatton and Wroxhall from
Henry, Earl of Warwick, was taken prisoner in the Holy Land, where
he had been serving against the infidels, and confined there for
seven years. The good knight at length bethought himself of his
patron saint St. Leonard, who appeared to him in a vision, and
after making him vow to erect a house of St. Benedict, transported
him miraculously to Wroxhall woods, not far from his own house. He
fulfilled his vow by erecting a nunnery here, and making two of his
daughters become nuns. At the Dissolution the abbey and its
possessions were granted to Eobert Burgoyne, who erected a mansion
on its site. This mansion is in the form of a quadrangle, the
western front of which was raised from its foundation by Eobert
Burgoyne, and the southern and eastern sides adapted from the
remains of the previous building. The north side is occupied by the
church or chapel, which seems to have been originally part of the
cloisters. The manor was purchase...
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