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photoblog image Croxden Abbey #2

Croxden Abbey #2

We're looking at part of the ruins of Croxden Abbey near Uttoxeter. The abbey was founded in 1179 by a Cistercian order of monks from Normandy. The monks were apparently expert sheep breeders and their income came from the wool they produced.

Life went on quietly until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538 wrought upon the country by Henry VIII in his breach with the Pope in Rome.

More about this place with the final picture tomorrow.

 

 

Croxden Abbey #2

We're looking at part of the ruins of Croxden Abbey near Uttoxeter. The abbey was founded in 1179 by a Cistercian order of monks from Normandy. The monks were apparently expert sheep breeders and their income came from the wool they produced.

Life went on quietly until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538 wrought upon the country by Henry VIII in his breach with the Pope in Rome.

More about this place with the final picture tomorrow.

 

 

comments (8)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States right now
  • 28 May 2008, 02:23
The history notwithstanding, this is a view full of ethos, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, it wouldn't feel the same in colour I feel.
Beautiful composition Brian. You framed it so nicely with the tree!
Brian Walbey: I was down on my knees to get the tree frame in the right place Richard, an amazing feat for an old fellow like me!
  • Les Auld
  • A wet Southport
  • 28 May 2008, 10:45
This place must have passed me by Brian, We used to spend a fair ammount of time in the area but I don't remember it. Nicely composed and it does suit the B&W treatment, well seen.
Brian Walbey: I found details of this place by accident Les and even then it was difficult to find down some very narrow country lanes. Thanks for your comments.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 28 May 2008, 11:54
Great composition here Brian, impressive ruins, love it, the old tree can tell a lot of stories I think.
Brian Walbey: It is certainly a very old tree Astrid, not quite as old as the abbey though I would think. Thanks for your comments.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 May 2008, 14:13
Nicely framed by the tree branches. It must have been an impressive sight in its heyday.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: I'm sure it was impressive Ingrid although I don't remember seeing any of those paintings suggesting what it looked like while we were there.
Love a good ruin and this is well presented Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, just one more shot tomorrow, unfortunately there isn't the wealth of pictures you get with some ruined buildings like Fountains Abbey and so on.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 28 May 2008, 21:53
lovely framing Brian and a great conversion smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, the tree was in just the right place for this shot which really had to be in mono.
  • Ellie
  • in the wet
  • 29 May 2008, 15:58
Wow, that's tall. Imagine those windows filled with coloured glass, just imagine - amazing smile
Brian Walbey: There is another part of the ruin with a similar section of wall like this Ellie so I guess it would have been quite spectacular. Thanks for your comment.

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