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Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire: the south front of the converted abbey

RIBA Ref No RIBA26775
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLacock
Subject Date1828
Image Date1960
ViewExterior
StyleGothic Revival
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ABB/238 (ES1458.7)
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectAbbeys ; 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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