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Alcester Abbey was a Benedictine monastery in Alcester, Warwickshire in England. The abbey was founded 1138 by the Botellers of Oversley, Warwickshire. The Abbey's many endowments included the Chapel of St. James and St. Peter, near Shaftesbury, Dorset, and the manor of Blynfield in the parish of St. James, which is known as the 'Manor of Alcester and Bec', together with a number of other churches and estates.

In 1467 Alcester Abbey was annexed by Evesham Abbey, the last of its own priors having been Richard Tutbury, from 1459 to 1466; from that time it had a prior or warden who was an Evesham monk. In 1536 the ownership of the abbey was transferred to Thomas Cromwell.

Little now remains of the site.

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