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Bolton Abbey by Trevor Kersley
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The priory was originally founded at Embsay in 1120 and contained canons led by a prior. Bolton Abbey was founded in 1151 by the Augustinian order, on the banks of the River Wharfe. The land at Bolton, as well as other resources, were given to the order by a Lady Alice de Romille of Skipton Castle in 1154.1 In the early 14th century Scottish raiders caused the temporary abandonment of the site and serious structural damage to the priory.2 The seal of the priory featured the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Child and the phrase sigillum sancte Marie de Bolton.3
The nave of the abbey church was in use as a parish church from about 1170 onwards, and survived the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Building work was still going on at the abbey when the Dissolution of the Monasteries resulted in the termination of the priory in 1539. The east end remains in ruins. A tower, begun in 1520, was left half-standing, and its base was later given a bell-turret and converted into an entrance porch. Most of the remaining church is in the Gothic style of architecture, but more work was done in the Victorian era, including windows by August Pugin

Pentax K10D 18-55mm
1/125 f6 ISO100

123 views @ 21 Aug 2011

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abbey, bolton, church, gothic, north, priory, ruins, yorkshire

Comments

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    So lovely, I like the composition of this one with the Cemetery,

  • Thank you very much Ann

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Trevor Kersley
    Trevor Kersleyover 3 years ago

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • thank you Audrey

    – Trevor Kersley

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 3 years ago

    nice one trevor

  • thank you very much mate its very much appreciated.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Fantastic work Trevor. Don.

  • Thanking you my friend also for the fave..Don

    – Trevor Kersley

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 3 years ago

    Excellent, Trevor.

  • thanks very much Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture, Trevor!

  • Thank you Adri.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Brunoboy
    Brunoboyover 3 years ago

    Great shot of this wonderful old building.

  • Thank you for your comments.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • klikker
    klikkerover 3 years ago

  • Thanking you Nick

    – Trevor Kersley

  • klikker
    klikkerover 3 years ago

    No proble Trevor. Hope you are well Sir.

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