Rear view of Wroxton Abbey, a Jacobean house, Wroxton, Oxfordshire, Great Britain.

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Rear view of Wroxton Abbey, a Jacobean house, Wroxton, Oxfordshire, Great Britain.
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Wroxton Abbey is a Jacobean house in Oxfordshire, with a 1727 garden partly converted to the serpentine style between 1731 and 1751. It is 2.5 miles (4 km) west of Banbury, off the A422, in Wroxton St. Mary. It is now the English campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Wroxton Abbey is a modernized, 17th century Jacobean manor house built on the foundations of a 13th century Augustinian priory. The abbey boasts a great hall, minstrels' gallery, chapel, multi-room library, and royal bedrooms. In addition, there are 45 bedrooms (each with private bath), seminar rooms, offices, basement recreation rooms, and a reception area. Wroxton Abbey, named for its 12th-century origins as a monastery that fell into disrepair after Henry VIII's 1536 dissolution. Remnants of that structure remain in the basement beams, though the building literally rose from the ruins when rebuilt by William Pope in the early 17th century and added to for several centuries after that as the property passed from the Popes to the Norths in 1677.
Location: Wroxton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe