Dragsmark Abbey Ruins

Uddevalla, Sweden

Dragsmark Abbey was a Premonstratensian canonry, also known as Marieskog in Norwegian. It was founded before 1260, with the support of King Håkon Håkonsson, and was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The abbey was very wealthy in its heyday and ran a prestigious school, but declined during the 15th century, and as early as 1519 was in the control of a lay administrator, the first monastery in Norway to be secularised. With the Reformation the Crown granted it to a tenant in 1532, with a condition that the remaining canons had to be maintained. The buildings fell into disrepair, and in 1610 were used as a quarry for stone for the construction of Båhus Fortress.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Annika Gerle (2 years ago)
Nice and well-maintained attraction
Lena Torin (2 years ago)
Unexpectedly nice ruin next to the parking lot. Are there any fine carved stones in the great "hall".
Mark Jensen (3 years ago)
If you like History and old ruins its worth a visit if your in the area.
Christina M (3 years ago)
Fint och bra infoskylt.
Anna Rohdin (4 years ago)
Beautiful landscape
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