Header
Travel Pictures #23
Travel Pictures #23 - Thornton Curtis, UK - Dec 2009

by Colin Reilly

I used to drive past this old Abbey gate on the way to work every day whilst I lived in Lincolnshire. The gatehouse is virtually all that remains of the old Thornton Abbey other than some walls of the old cloister house beyond. The building is one of the earliest examples of the large scale use of brick construction in England and unlike the main Abbey is fully intact.

The abbey was originally founded in 1139, but like many others in England was closed by King Henry VIII and his Dissolution of the Moansteries Act. The Abbey remained open for a while as a secular college before finally closing in 1534 and then falling into disrepair.


 


Click to view a larger image
 

 
 
Technical Information
Canon EOS 400D
Camera
Sigma 18-200
Lens
18mm
Focal Length
6.3
F Stop
1/125
Shutter Speed
100
Iso Number
 
 

Leave a comment
Website designed and built by Colin Reilly I Copyright © 2002-2020, Colin Reilly, under Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
Does anyone ever read this bit? I guess you have, did you know I used to have a real issues with badgers? It's all good though because I got over it, badgers are actually great.