Wednesday, 20 June 2012

TITCHFIELD ABBEY

A VIEW OF TITCHFIELD ABBEY
Titchfield abbey is a medieval abbey located in the village of Titchfield near Fareham in Hampshire, England. 
Titchfield Abbey was closed in 1537 by Henry V111 of England during the dissolution of the monasteries. 
With stone hard to come by in Hampshire, the Abbey was built using stone brought in from Dorset, the Isle of Wight and even Caen in France. It was built for Premonstratensian Canons an austere order of priests.

7 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Makes one wonder about the passion involved building it. But also of the difficulties.
A great picture. Thank you for this history lesson. Please have a good Thursday.

monika said...

The castle is simply fabulous and yet so monumental.

Betty Manousos said...

love medieval buildings, and i always enjoy visiting a medieval abbey.
great shot, you did take it at nice angle!!

have a great day!

Łucja-Maria said...

This is another beautiful Royal Palace.
Your country is famous for its old, beautiful castles.
Lucja-Maria

Trevor said...

*Robert Geiss*
It certainly does Robert...Thanks for the visit- you enjoy the rest of your day too...

*Monika*
It is quite a solid looking building Monika.

*Betty Manousos*
Thanks for your comments on this image Betty...

*Lucja-Maria*
Yes we do seem to have more than our fair share of ancient and photogenic buildings....

Leovi said...

A pretty picture in B / N, charming frame of this beautiful place. Greetings.

Trevor said...

*Leovi*
Great to have you visit again - thanks for the comment.