SO8713 : A place of quiet

taken 5 years ago, near to Upton st Leonards, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

A place of quiet
A place of quiet
The Benedictine Abbey was the main place for the order from 1972. The hope was to establish a new building to take over from the old one on the other side of the estate. Plans were drawn up by Mr. H. S. Goodhart-Rendel in 1939 and the foundation stone laid by Cardinal Hinsley. However, the war broke out soon after and work was halted, although over a thousand tons of concrete had been poured into the old clay beds. The clay, incidentally, was used to establish a pottery nearby in later years, but that is now gone and the site a car park.

But once war had ended, it took over thirty years to recommence work on the new abbey building. The needs had also changed by then and new plans had to be made by Mr. F. G. Broadbent. The monks worshipped here until the order became too few in number to support it; inevitably, they returned back to the old St Peter's Grange. Appropriately, the closure came on the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul (30 June) 2008.

See SO8713 : Wing of the Abbey for more views.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 4 October, 2013
Abbey (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8798 1376 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.3399N 2:10.5479W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8801 1375
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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