Horror building trivia: The Unholy History of Reading Abbey

The ruin of Reading Abbey is situated in the very center of the English town of Reading. It…

The ruin of Reading Abbey is situated in the very center of the English town of Reading. It was founded in 1121 and, at the height of the bubonic plague, it housed a lot of holy relics evacuated from the churches, including numerous body parts of saints.


Horror building trivia: The Unholy History of Reading Abbey
Horror building trivia: The Unholy History of Reading Abbey

It was largely destroyed in 1538 by Henry VIII during his dispute with the monasteries, having the abbot of the abbey hanged, drawn, and quartered. In and around the ruins there have been sightings of ghostly figures of monks, possibly those who had been left to starve after they fell out of favor with the king.

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