SP2872 : Barn and churchyard, Abbey Fields

taken 10 years ago, near to Kenilworth, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Barn and churchyard, Abbey Fields
Barn and churchyard, Abbey Fields
The barn is one of the 2 remaining recognisable buildings of the abbey (the other being the gatehouse, hidden by the trees on the right). The abbey was an Augustinian priory founded by Geoffrey de Clinton in about 1122 and dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. At its height the priory had gardens and pools along the Finham Brook and in 1447 was raised to the status of an abbey. This was comparatively shortlived - after the Dissolution in the 1530s the buildings were dismantled and used as building materials. The pools had disappeared by 1700 and the land was under pasture. Lower wall remains are visible in the churchyard of St Nicholas which occupies much of the site of the abbey.
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 31 January, 2008
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium  Park and Public Gardens 
Category
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 285 722 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.8714N 1:34.9823W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 285 723
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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