The old abbey buildings at Abingdon, Oxfordshire. This view is of the Checker with its distinctive chimney. This building dates from about the 1260s and is the oldest surviving part of the abbey buildings. The abbey was first founded in the C7th but in the C9th was destroyed by the Danes. Rebuilt, it came to prominence in C10th and at the time of Henry VIII's Dissolution, the abbey was reckoned to be the sixth of the richest in England.
Image size: 3769 x 5840, 29.34Mb | Camera details: NIKON D7100 | Date uploaded: 21/01/2019