Nestled between the picturesque villages of Old Warden and Cardington, vines were first planted on this beautiful Bedfordshire field in medieval times by monks at the Cistercian Abbey of Warden.
Research by the Old Warden History and Heritage Society together with the results of a geophysical survey have revealed the greatness of one of the most prominent Cistercian houses in medieval England.
Artist, Peter Dunn, has created a reconstructive painting based on the work, showing how Warden Abbey may have looked in 1370.
The original painting is on display together with a selection of archaeological artefacts recovered from excavation at Warden Abbey, including architectural fragments, floor tiles, stained glass, and more.
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