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Croxden Abbey #3

The final picture in this short series of Croxden Abbey near Uttoxeter shows a close-up of three of the arches in one of the ruined wall.

When the Dissolution of the Monasteries took place in 1538 the community here signed a deed of surrender which ended their right of tenure at the abbey and the building slowly fell into disrepair and ruin after they left.

Today a road runs through the middle of the grounds and there is a small farm there also. However it is well worth a visit and with good lighting at the right time of day I am sure some very strong pictures can be taken.

Further pictures in 360 degrees panoramas are available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/360/croxdenabbey/index.shtml  should you wish to look at them.

A bit of light relief for tomorrow!

 

Croxden Abbey #3

The final picture in this short series of Croxden Abbey near Uttoxeter shows a close-up of three of the arches in one of the ruined wall.

When the Dissolution of the Monasteries took place in 1538 the community here signed a deed of surrender which ended their right of tenure at the abbey and the building slowly fell into disrepair and ruin after they left.

Today a road runs through the middle of the grounds and there is a small farm there also. However it is well worth a visit and with good lighting at the right time of day I am sure some very strong pictures can be taken.

Further pictures in 360 degrees panoramas are available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/360/croxdenabbey/index.shtml  should you wish to look at them.

A bit of light relief for tomorrow!

 

comments (6)

Enjoyed this series Brian...one to visit I think!
Brian Walbey: I'm glad you enjoyed this short series Bill, you would probably like it here, although it is a bit difficult to find.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 May 2008, 11:46
Very good photo
Brian Walbey: Thanks Vintage for your comment.
  • Ellie
  • in the wet
  • 29 May 2008, 16:00
There's still an element of peace, isn't there, in these old stones.
Brian Walbey: It was so quiet there Ellie, just us and a chap doing a some water colours of part of the ruin.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 May 2008, 18:12
Ah.. the history that could be told by these stones. The B&W presentation suits this very much; it brings out the detail well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, as several have said, and I agree, this needed to be in B&W.
I really enjoyed this series Brian. Thanks for sharing these superb pictures . It makes me want to visit the place!
Brian Walbey: I'm glad you enjoyed this short series Richard, it's a bit of a stretch from France for a quick visit though.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands I think....
  • 29 May 2008, 20:24
Great series Brian, love the tones in this one, this must be a very special place to visit.
Thanks for sharing.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, I'm glad you enjoyed this series, it is a very quiet, out of the way place to visit. The link I included lets you see more if you have the time to spare.

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