Loamhedge Abbey was a communal society, and the pre-cursor to Redwall Abbey, located southeast of Mossflower country. It was located in a desert region even though it was in a fertile dry temperate valley, similar to the Nile region in Egypt.
Originally started by Abbess Sylvaticus, the purpose of the Abbey was to be a place of peace. However, when a plague brought upon by vermin caused many residents to either get very sick or die, Abbess Germaine and Columbine took the rest of the healthy citizens away to Mossflower Woods, where she drew up the plans for a new Abbey, Redwall. Sister Amyl ended up going along, when she found a cure for her legs that did not work.(see Loamhedge)
After the death of Abbess Germaine, the exact location of Loamhedge Abbey was forgotten for many generations. However, some clues to its whereabouts were hidden in Redwall Abbey.
In Redwall's present, it remained as completely crushed stones under the Lord of Mossflower's valley.
Loamhedge Abbey Leadership
- Abbess Sylvaticus (mentioned in Loamhedge)
- Abbess Germaine (appears in Mossflower, The Legend of Luke)
Known Loamhedge Abbey Members
- Columbine (appears in Mossflower, The Legend of Luke, mentioned in Doomwyte )
- Sister Amyl (mentioned in Loamhedge)
- Brother Scrittum (mentioned in Loamhedge)
- Sister Linfa (mentioned in Loamhedge)
- Sister Ethnilla (mentioned in Loamhedge)
In the Redwall TV Series, Loamhedge is portrayed as being made of some sort of white stone with blue roofing.