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Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire.

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“Tintern Abbey was founded beside the river by Walter de Clare on May 9, 1131, during the reign of King Henry I. It was the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and its monks came from a daughter house of Cîteaux in France.

The present-day remains at Tintern are a mixture of building works covering several centuries. Between 1270 and 1301 the abbey was rebuilt, and when it was completed around four hundred monks lived in the complex. The abbey’s land was divided into agricultural units or granges, and local people provided farm labour and served the abbey and its many visitors. For 400 years, it dominated the economy of its surrounding area. During some of this period the area was contested between the Welsh and English, the closest battle being won in 1404 by Owain Glyndŵr, at Craig y Dorth near Monmouth. The area also had to contend with the Black Death, and it is suspected that the neighbouring village of Penterry disappeared at that time. The abbey remained in operation until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536."

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

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    Catherine Hami...almost 2 years ago

    What a beautiful place and you have captured it beautifully dear Kaen..A fave.x

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    Colin J Willia...almost 2 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

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    Irene Burdellalmost 2 years ago

    A superb shot Karen x

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    Superb processing and a great image, Karen xx

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 2 years ago

    A wonderful place with a great history …

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