Part of the Abbey ruins taken on a day out with Jacquik
and Lilian Marshall

Whalley Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey in Whalley, Lancashire, England. After the dissolution of the monasteries, the abbey was largely demolished and a country house was built on the site. In the 20th century the house was modified and it is now the Retreat and Conference House of the Diocese of Blackburn. The ruins of the abbey have been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Only the foundations of the church remain. The remains of the former monastic buildings are more extensive. The west range, which was the lay brothers’ dormitory, consists of two stories, and is roofed. This is currently used as a Roman Catholic church hall. To the south of the cloister, part of the walls of the former kitchen and refectory remain. The east range is more complete and includes parts of the walls of the former monks’ day room, parlour and vestry.

Canon 7d and Canon 10-22mm @10mm, hand held and ND grads used.

HDR from single RAW @1ev spacing and tonemapped in photomatix pro. Completed in cs4


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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks

    – inkedsandra

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 3 years ago

    this is a lovely capture and treatment dear Sandra,it is a lovely place.x

  • Thank you Catherine, I do like Whalley.x

    – inkedsandra

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 3 years ago

    Wow! What a fascinating place Sandra! Love touring old, old place like this! Your image captures it very well!

  • Thanks karen, it’s a fascinating place.

    – inkedsandra

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Sandra. I really enjoyed our great day out.

  • two tired me out!! I slept well last night LOL

    – inkedsandra

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks anna xx

    – inkedsandra

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks sylvia

    – inkedsandra

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManabout 3 years ago

    Lovely image and processing Sandra

  • Thanks alex

    – inkedsandra

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 3 years ago

    Lovely shot Sandra

  • Thanks very much

    – inkedsandra

  • michellerena
    michellerenaabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks michelle

    – inkedsandra

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful find and very lovely photo!

  • Thanks gena

    – inkedsandra

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