In 1536 Henry VIII in the course of the Dissolution of the Monasteries closed Cleeve and the abbey was converted into a country house. Subsequently, the status of the site declined and the abbey was used as farm buildings until the latter half of the nineteenth century when steps were taken to conserve the remains. In the twentieth century Cleeve was taken into state care; the abbey is now looked after by English Heritage and is open to the public.
This view is taken looking through some of the remaining cloister arches into the main courtyard that was at the heart of the monastery.
After my evening being the "entertainment" at my Camera Club last Tuesday, tonight I am giving an Audio Visual show to a ladies group at our local parish church, tomorrow afternoon I am doing the same for a ladies group at our own church and on Thursday lunchtime I am doing the same after our monthly Luncheon Club at our church. Each is a different programme but it keeps me busy, and I get to show mine, and my fellow camera club members, photos to a wider audience, wish me luck again.
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