Abbey Ruins, Elstowdetails

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Abbey Ruins, Elstow

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“[...] the Benedictine Abbey which stood on the further side of [Elstow church]. This abbey was succeeded by a secular structure of the Renaissance period, considerable remains of which are still standing, its skeleton walls, bare windows, and stone archways making a very picturesque ruin. Peering over an adjacent wall are the gables and carved oak barge-boards of an old house thta once belonged to the Hillersdons, whose monuments may be found in the church. Medbury, another ancient manor not far off, has suffered worse than the abbey, for its ancient stones have been carted off for building purposes.” (pp 35, 36)

Since this picture looked so ‘goth’ I was pleased it was the right size for a screen background or ‘wallpaper.’

Elstow Abbey Web site.

I grew up in the nearby village of Haynes; Elstow is also known as having been the home of the writer John Bunyan, who worshipped at Elstow church.

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89 x 66mm (3.5 x 2.6 inches)

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