The Old Rectory by Trevor Kersley


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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•+*Maintained by English Heritage*+

On the site of Egglestone Abbey,Co Durham.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Egglestone Abbey is an abandoned Premonstratensian Abbey on the eastern bank of the River Tees, 1½ miles (2.5km) south-east of Barnard Castle in County Durham, England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire.
The site buildings are protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and they are maintained by English Heritage,
The Abbey was founded in the late 12th century at some point between 1168 and 1198. The founders were the Premonstratensians who wore a white habit and became known as the White Canons. The followed a code of austerity similar to that of Cistercian monks, unlike monks of other orders, they were exempt from the strict Episcopal discipline. They undertook preaching and pastoral work in the region (such as distributing meat and drink). They chose the site for the abbey was chosen because of its isolation, close proximity to a river and the supply of local stone for its construction.
In common with many of the early monasteries, the original church at Egglestone Abbey was enlarged, and partly rebuilt, about one hundred years later, it is this later church that survives today.
The abbey was always poor and at times had difficulty maintaining the required number of canons (twelve – from the twelve Apostles).
Egglestone Abbey was to suffer at the hands of Scottish invaders and the rowdy English army who were billeted there in 1346 on their way to the Battle of Neville’s Cross.
The Abbey was dissolved in 1540 by king Henry VIII, the lands were granted to Robert Strelly in 1548, who converted some of the buildings into a great private house that was abandoned in the mid-19th century.
Eventually, much of the abbey was pulled down and some of the stonework was used to pave the stable yard at the nearby Rokeby Hall in the 19th century.
Maintained by English Heritage

Pentax K10D 18-55mm lens

3 images processed in Photomatix Pro3, adjusted in CS3.


abbey, county, durham, egglestone, rectory, ruins, stone


  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 4 years ago

    Super shot, Trevor. Love the light.

  • thanks very much Steve.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

    awesome work mate great sky

  • thanks Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    what wonderful work Trevor, such beautiful lighting.x

  • thank you Catherine.×.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Glen Allen
    Glen Allenover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot

  • Thanks Glen

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asherover 4 years ago

    Great use of shadows and lighting, lovely comp Trev well done.

  • Thak you Jason for your comments and for the fave.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Finbarr Reilly
    Finbarr Reillyover 4 years ago

    Superb capture love these colours its so amazing, well taken.

  • Thank you Fino also for the fave.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • titus
    titusover 4 years ago

    stunning clarity

  • Thank you for your comment Titus.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Love the shadows in the foreground, well shot Trev.

  • thanks very much Jason..had a very good morning with Steve.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • thank you

    – Trevor Kersley

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • thank you Cee

    – Trevor Kersley

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