ST3505 : Mermaid Pond, Forde Abbey

near to Thorncombe, Dorset, Great Britain

Mermaid Pond, Forde Abbey
Mermaid Pond, Forde Abbey
This peace of this scene is periodically shattered when the Centenary Fountain (the tallest powered fountain in England) bursts into life. This is scheduled for 1200, 1330, and 1500 on days when the grounds are open.
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.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Stephen McKay and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
2012
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
ST3505, 88 images   (more nearby)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Geograph
Date Taken
Sunday, 12 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 20 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3586 0505 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.4843N 2:54.7391W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3585 0508
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Forward to a
friend by email


Other Tags
Pond 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

This page has been viewed about 18 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register