Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll
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Hailes Abbey

My second stop last Tuesday was at the ruined Hailes Abbey. This Cistercian house dates from around 1245, and was occupied until the Dissolution at the end of 1539. Although some of the buildings were used after that, the site was ruined by the end of the 18th Century. It's a very peaceful place, possibly on account of all the running water under the buildings. I took a fair few photos, of course.

Some of the walls and archways were still standing tall in places:
Hailes Abbey 210812 (6) Hailes Abbey 210812 (10)

Hailes Abbey 210812 (13) Hailes Abbey 210812 (23)


But elsewhere, there was little to be seen:
Hailes Abbey 210812 (2) Hailes Abbey 210812 (14)


All around the site I found running water:
Hailes Abbey 210812 (16) Hailes Abbey 210812 (25)


And trees:
Hailes Abbey 210812 (17) Hailes Abbey 210812 (18)


The car park for the site was next to a pretty little church:
Hailes Abbey 210812 (34) Hailes Abbey 210812 (35)

Hailes Abbey 210812 (42) Hailes Abbey 210812 (43)


Surprisingly, the door was unlocked, so I also explored inside:
Hailes Abbey 210812 (36) Hailes Abbey 210812 (37)

Hailes Abbey 210812 (39) Hailes Abbey 210812 (40)


All in all, Tuesday was a grand day out.

Full set of photos starts here
Tags: inspiration, out and about, photos, real life
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