History The Abbey itself originates in the 12th Century. It functioned normally until the 16th century dissolution of the Monastery and the Abbey Church, when its assets were seized and damage was done to its buildings. Years later, it became a quarry for stone and a reclamation yard for other materials. Now, the western range has been fully restored and the vaulted Celarium still remains as evidence of what once was. Holding your wedding inside the walls of Langley Abbey will give your occasion a true and historic sense of gravitas.