SP7559 : Delapré Abbey, Northampton

taken 1 year ago, near to Far Cotton, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Delapré Abbey, Northampton
Delapré Abbey, Northampton
Various members of the Tate family owned The Abbey of St Mary de la Pré (i.e. the Abbey of St Mary in the Meadow) between 1546-1764, during which time they reconstructed and adapted the nunnery buildings to form a courtyard house, "probably on the foundations of the original monastic buildings". In order to provide space for entertaining, including a formal dining room and withdrawing room, the south range - seen on the right - was built by either Bartholomew Tate (the 1st) or his son Bartholomew Tate (the 2nd). Some time later it was re-modelled and rebuilt and given a two storey elevation with a run of 12 sashed windows. In 1764 the house and estate was sold to the Bouverie family. The security fencing provides evidence of the Abbey's closure to the public during restoration work (2014-May 2017).
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 28 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Suburb, Urban fringe  Country estates  Construction, Development  Flat landscapes 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7591 5909 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.4876N 0:53.4069W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7588 5910
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Former Cluniac Abbey  Former Private Mansion 

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