SS6949 : Lee Abbey

taken 11 months ago, near to Lynton, Devon, Great Britain

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Lee Abbey
Lee Abbey
Looking down on Lee Abbey from near The Crosses.
Lee Abbey
Grade II listed house dating from the 1850s, extended in the 1920s and 1960s - see LinkExternal link.

Originally a private house, it was bought in 1924 with a view to converting it into a golfing hotel, resulting in the 1920s extension to the south of the original building. However the venture was not a success and bankruptcy followed. During the Second World War the building served as a school for evacuated boys. In 1945 it was purchased by a group of people who had run Christian house parties in school holidays during the war, and now serves as a Christian community and conference/retreat centre.
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SS6949, 192 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 6 December, 2018
Geographical Context
Country estates  Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Lee Abbey 
Near (from Tags)
Lynton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 697 493 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.6826N 3:51.9858W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 698 495
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Grade II Listed 

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