The history of Wroxton Abbey spans over 800 years. Originally an Augustinian Priory stood where the Abbey is today. The Abbey as we know it, was built in the 1580s for Sir Thomas Pope, founder of Trinity College, Oxford. It has been home to the Pope family and the North family. The Abbey’s most famous resident was a member of the North family; Lord Frederick North, Prime Minister of Great Britain between 1770-1782. It was a warehouse for the duration of World War II, apartments under Lady Pearson and now is the home away from home for students from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Click on the images below to find out more about the Abbey’s history.