ST3505 : Forde Abbey

taken 6 years ago, near to Winsham, Somerset, Great Britain

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Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey
Looking to the house across the Long Pond.
Forde Abbey
The origin of Forde was as a Cistercian Abbey, a daughter monastery of Waverley in Surrey. In 1521 Thomas Chard became abbot and he undertook a major reconstruction; this work ended however with the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 and the buildings were handed over to the crown. Although subsequently leased to one Richard Pollard, the abbey was allowed to gently rot for over 100 years until purchased in 1649 by Edward Prideaux who transformed it into a magnificent country house. Although it has passed through many hands since, it remains a private dwelling, much of it now open to the public including the splendid gardens.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 19 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3591 0516 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.5440N 2:54.6977W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3587 0509
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Garden  Abbey  Pond 

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