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Croyland

Croyland

Photographer: Johnson, Edward

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: 4707.g.2

Item number: 33

Length: 18.7

Width: 13.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Remains of the medieval Crowland Abbey in Lincolnshire.

"The Abbey now consists mainly of the north aisle of the nave with a western tower, and some portions of the nave walls; altogether little more than one fifth of the Abbey itself...Inspecting these ruins from the south west, the early work of Abbot Jaffrid deserves notice as the oldest part of the Abbey...A massive Perpendicular buttress divides this Norman work from the grand west front...The statues in four tiers above the doorway represent (1) the Apostles (2) Tutelar Saints and Royal Patrons, and on either side of the window (3 and 4) the benefactors of the Abbey."

Text by the Vicar of Boston Edward Moore from the book The Fen and Marshland Churches'.

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