The first publication below was for general interest and to support the ‘Treasures of Ramsey Abbey’ exhibition held at the Norris Museum, St Ives and the Ramsey Rural Museum, Ramsey in July and August 2021. It informed the reader about the project, the site, and the people involved. It talked about the landscape in which the abbey was built and how, five hundred years later, it was destroyed. In many ways it is a document produced to understand the site and help drive the project. This publication shown below is in two seperate containers due to file size constrictions.

The second publication is much more specific, describing the ceramic industry associated with Ramsey Abbey, cataloguing the relief tiles, and discussing their design.


Treasures of Ramsey Abbey,Archaeology, 2017 to 2020 – Three years in the making

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To make this publication viable for this web site, the file size had to be reduced. Due to the compression used there is some minor degradation when compared to the printed version. These following items are missing from the digital copy: –

Inside front cover

The logo for the sponsorship given by the Council for British Archaeology East.

The heraldic emblem for the Huntingdonshire Local History Society’s sponsorship.

Back cover

A small blank space, located in the centre of the images, has destroyed a small portion of two of the images.

Additions to the digital copy: –

Inside front cover

A grey/green highlight has been added by the compression software to page heading.

General note: –

Due to web allowed file size restrictions Publication 1 has been divided into two parts. Page 17 has been used as the divider and is the last page of Part 1 and for continuity is the first page of Part 2.


Publication 1 forms the basis of the Ramsey Abbey Community Archaeology Project. The publication looks at the requirements and resources needed for an abbey to function but also looks at the weather (relevant to the politics and building opportunities of the time), the recorded history (hagiography has to be approached with caution), the possible layout of the abbey complex and a, pre-publication 2, quick look at the Ramsey Abbey relief tiles.