ST3505 : The Fountain, Forde Abbey

taken 6 years ago, near to Thorncombe, Dorset, Great Britain

The Fountain, Forde Abbey
The Fountain, Forde Abbey
The tallest powered fountain in England shoots up from the Mermaid Pond. It was installed in 2005.
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
Park and Public Gardens  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3586 0506 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.4897N 2:54.7392W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3584 0503
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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