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Hailes Abbey is two miles northeast of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England. The abbey was founded in 1245 or 1246 by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, called "King of the Romans" and the younger brother of King Henry III of England. He was granted the manor of Hailes by Henry, and settled it with Cistercian monks from Beaulieu Abbey in Hampshire. The great Cistercian abbey was entirely built in a single campaign and was consecrated in a royal ceremony that included the King and Queen and 15 bishops.
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Other names by which Hailes, Gloucestershire has been known in the past
Hales ~ Hayles ~ Heile
Hailes, Gloucestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Hailes, par., E. Gloucestershire, 2 miles NE. of Winchcomb, 1520 ac., pop. 57; has remains of Hailes Abbey, founded in 1246.
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