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Dimensions7360 x 4912
Original file size2.57 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken10-Jan-16 14:45
Date modified14-Jan-16 23:00
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length34 mm
Focal length (35mm)34 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.9
Exposure1/80 at f/3.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Tewkesbury Abbey. Founded in 1087, work commenced 1102, consecrated in 1121.

Tewkesbury Abbey. Founded in 1087, work commenced 1102, consecrated in 1121.

Embellishments to the long nave roof and the apsidal chancel were made in the first half of the 14th century in the Decorated style. After the dissolution in 1540 most of the claustral buildings and the Lady Chapel were quarried for their materials but the Abbey Church was sold to the parishioners for £453. Changes made since then to the internal configuration have developed to reflect contemporary styles of devotion, currently of the Anglo-Catholic persuasion.

Lying at the southern edge of the old town, the Abbey quietly dominates the land and skyline with its long nave and “probably the largest and finest Romanesque tower in England” (Pevsner). Vestiges of its social domination can be deduced from the layout of the streets and buildings, and the occasional relic; the Abbot’s gatehouse, the Abbey Mill, The vicarage and the Tudor-style dwellings in Church Street. The area surrounding the Abbey is protected from development by the Abbey Lawn Trust, originally funded by a United States benefactor.