Door/15 – Tintern Abbey

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Tintern Abbey is in the beautiful Wye Valley in Wales, the River Wye forming part of the border between Wales and England. Founded in 1131, it fell into ruin after the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century.   That was the process by which Henry VIII disbanded the Catholic monasteries and convents and effectively put an end to monastic life in England, Wales and Ireland. Tintern Abbey 23 doors sl 8x6

What we see today is a mixture of building works covering a 400-year period between 1136 and 1536.

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I come in peace

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An artist’s impression of the new Gothic abbey church at Tintern under construction around the earlier one. Begun in 1269 it was partially occupied by 1288 but the early church had to be demolished before the new building could be completed, perhaps around 1300.Tintern Abbey history 2 sl 8x6

The scale and grandeur of the refectory in the later 13th century is captured in this artist’s impression.  The form of the roof is conjectural. Tintern Abbey history 4 sl 8x6



Norm’s Thursday’s doors

11 thoughts on “Door/15 – Tintern Abbey

  1. These are gorgeous! I don’t know what happened but I almost missed this post – sorry about that.
    In future please make sure to click on the blue link-up button in my post and add yours to the link-up list 😃


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