Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire: the south front of the converted abbey
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/ABB/238 (ES1458.7)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Abbeys ; Conversion of buildings ; Country houses|
NOTES: This abbey for Augustinian canonesses was founded in the early 13th century by Ela, Countess of Salisbury. It was dissolved in 1539 and sold to Sir William Sharrington who converted it into a family home.The three battlemented odd-sized oriel windows and tower were added in c. 1828 when the abbey was owned by William Henry Fox Talbot, the photographic pioneer.
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