SU3327 : The Fishing Hut on the Mottisfont Estate

taken 1 year ago, near to Mottisfont, Hampshire, Great Britain

The Fishing Hut on the Mottisfont Estate
The Fishing Hut on the Mottisfont Estate
Compiled by Brian Robert Marshall

The abbey (a misnomer, it was actually a priory) dates from the very early 13th century and has had mixed fortunes since. Henry VIII dissolved the priory in the 16th century and handed it over to a close acquaintance who converted it into a country home. Further works were carried out in the 18th century and the property looks substantially now as it did then. The most recent major event before it came under the control of the National Trust in 1957 was the arrival in 1934 of the beau monde in the shape of Maud and Gilbert Russell, wealthy patrons of the arts. The interior of the property owes much to the attentions of artists such as Rex Whistler and Boris Anrep. The Trust continues the connection with the fine art world by holding exhibitions of contemporary artworks. Aside from the priory, the gardens are worth visiting in their own right helped immeasurably by the River Test running through them.

The Abbey is listed Grade I LinkExternal link Many of the artefacts and features around the Abbey and its gardens are also listed in their own right.

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Sunday, 16 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 19 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 330 272 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.6357N 1:31.8136W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 330 272
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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