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    Another ruin to share. This is a lovely spot, I would highly recommend it if you are ever in the area.

    Some history from Wikipedia:

    "Waverley Abbey was the first Cistercian abbey in England. It was founded in 1128 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester. Located in Farnham, Surrey, about 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of the town centre, the abbey is situated on a floodplain, surrounded by current and previous channels of the River Wey. It was damaged on more than one occasion by severe flooding, resulting in rebuilding in the 13th century. Despite being the first Cistercian abbey in England, and being motherhouse to several other abbeys, Waverley was "slenderly endowed" and its monks are recorded as having endured poverty and famine.

    The abbey was closed in 1536 as part of King Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. Subsequently largely demolished, its stone was reused in local buildings, including Waverley Abbey House, which was built in 1723 in the northern portion of the former abbey precinct."

    We decided to swing by here one afternoon as we were in the area. I didn't have my tripod so this was all done hand held.









































    Thanks for looking!

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    Superb. I like the architecture of the building.
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    Very cool! I love the arches :)

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    Very nice, been there myself though I was more interested in the pillboxes I noticed nearby
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    those arches are wonderful dude :) nice job!
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