SS6949 : Gatehouse, Lee Abbey

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

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Gatehouse, Lee Abbey
Gatehouse, Lee Abbey
The gatehouse at Lee Abbey, seen above some of the shrubs in the front lawn.
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 31 December, 2018
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Country estates 
Near (from Tags)
Lynton 
Place (from Tags)
Lee Abbey 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 698 492 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.6283N 3:51.9372W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 697 492
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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