The history of Wroxall Abbey Estate is a rich and varied one, beginning in the 12th century and continuing to evolve to the present day.
It is thanks to the generosity of one of the great personages of Warwickshire in 1141AD, Sir Hugh de Hatton, that Wroxall Abbey Estate exists today. The fascinating legend of Sir Hugh fighting in the Crusades and his miraculous release from 7 years imprisonment in Jerusalem, is depicted in the stained glass window in the Mansion today.
Sir Hugh endowed the priory generously, giving it the whole of the land of Wroxall. The Priory was established according to the rules of St Benedict and the community was of ‘The Black Nuns’.