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    Gilbert of Sempringham founded the only English order of the Cistercian monks, who were given Haverholme Priory, by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln. The Cistercians later sold the monastery to Gilbert. The present ruin is the remains of a Gothic building built around 1835 by H.E. Kendall, itself a rebuild of an earlier house dating from 1780, and now a Grade II listed building and designated Ancient Monument.
    It was used as a family home by the Finch-Hatton family for almost a century but it was sold in 1926 to an American woman, who had it dismantled, stone by stone, to be rebuilt in America. The cargo was on the dock in Liverpool when the buyer became the only victim in a train crash. Eventually, the stones, never shipped to America, were used to build new docks. Today one tower and a portion of the ornamental balustrade are all that remains.
    Originally I wanted to shoot this by Moonlight but as per I picked the wrong night. I picked the night with thick fog and maybe 30 - 40 yds visibility so I arrived just as the dawn broke. The ruins are a lot closer to the inhabited estate than they look on Google Earth so after the Crows had woken everyone up I was glad of the cover. The Estate uses this area to graze horses and they let them out really early at 6.30 ish.
    Dunno who was more freaked, me or the white horse in the blue coat when we eyeballed each other. I didn't have any carrots to buy it's silence so I scuttled off.
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    haverholme priory 01 by Infraredd, on Flickr


    haverholme priory 02 by Infraredd, on Flickr


    haverholme priory 04 by Infraredd, on Flickr


    haverholme priory col 5 by Infraredd, on Flickr


    haverholme priory col 6 by Infraredd, on Flickr


    haverholme priory col 3 by Infraredd, on Flickr

    See if you can find the Barn Owl watching me.


    haverholme priory 05 by Infraredd, on Flickr


    haverholme priory 07 by Infraredd, on Flickr


    haverholme priory 08 by Infraredd, on Flickr




    haverholme priory 09 by Infraredd, on Flickr


    haverholme priory 11 by Infraredd, on Flickr


    haverholme priory 13 by Infraredd, on Flickr


    haverholme priory 14 by Infraredd, on Flickr

    This is how it used to look - not my picture it's credited to Boudica


    Haverholme Priory in its heyday (see info for how it looks now) by Boudica_, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking
    Full set
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/infrare...7642362489084/
    Last edited by Infraredd; 15th Mar 14 at 00:08. Reason: bad copy & paste
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    Really enjoyed those pics, esp. the externals in the fog! Nicely done

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    Very nice as always infraredd.

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    Another great set!
    I couldn't find the barn owl though :)
    “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl

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    Very interesting history & ace photos you,ve captured the atmosphere just right,shame about the carrots!!

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    Looks good in the fog, that
    Old enough to know better

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    Such a great and grand looking place. Loved the pics.

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    The weather only adds to how good these photos are.
    It always seems impossible until its done.

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    Struggling to spot the owl unless that's it perched on the sill of the opening, just left of centre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashutchy View Post
    Struggling to spot the owl unless that's it perched on the sill of the opening, just left of centre?
    Yes that's it 2 seconds into a 4 second exposure it heard something and buggered off. This last year I've seen several, one flew in front of the car last night - hopefully they are making a comeback.
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