SP7559 : Delapré Abbey, Northampton

taken 6 months ago, near to Northampton, 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 the house in the centre of the picture, "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 - right of centre - 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. This is a view that was photographed through a building site gate. The Abbey is closed to the public between 2014-May 2017 to allow for restoration work.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 28 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Country estates  Construction, Development 
Primary Subject of Photo
Abbey 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7593 5913 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.5090N 0:53.3888W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7593 5913
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Former Cluniac Abbey  Former Private Mansion 

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