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(Gwent) a Cistercian abbey, was founded in 1131 by Richard de Clare, lord of Chepstow, and was the first Cistercian community in Wales. Like most Cistercian abbeys, Tintern's economy declined during the late Middle Ages, and the number of monks fell. The surviving remains acquired fame from Wordsworth's poem, and are amongst the finest of any Cistercian abbey in Europe.

Subjects: British History.

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