SD7336 : Lawn and Ruins at Whalley Abbey

taken 4 months ago, near to Billington, Lancashire, Great Britain

Lawn and Ruins at Whalley Abbey
Lawn and Ruins at Whalley Abbey
This photo shows the remains of the abbey which was originally founded by Cistercian monks from Stanlow, Cheshire in 1296.The abbey church was built between 1330 and 1380 with the rest of the abbey completed by the 1480s. In its heyday, the abbey housed 30 choir monks and around 90 lay brothers living simple lives. Whalley, however, was one of the richest and most ornate Cistercian houses and the abbot's lodgings showed that he lived in great comfort. Like other abbeys, Whalley was affected by the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII, and in 1537, the abbey was dissolved. A country house was then built on the site and in the 20th Century, it was modified and is now the Retreat and Conference House of the Anglican Diocese of Blackburn.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
Whalley 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7305 3610 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.2282N 2:24.6511W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7308 3609
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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