TL8564 : Round tower on West front of abbey

taken 7 years ago, near to Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk, Great Britain

Round tower on West front of abbey
Round tower on West front of abbey
When Bury St. Edmunds Abbey was taken out of use by Henry VIII much of the material was robbed for other buildings. The very solid west front of the abbey survived largely intact and in time a series of houses were built into it.

In the 1990s there was a serious suggestion of tearing out these modifications but eventually it was agreed that these were also bits of history to be preserved.

On the left we see the edge of the Great Churchyard.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Religious sites  City, Town centre  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8565 6405 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.5990N 0:43.0678E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8570 6405
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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