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Interior View of the East End of Netley Abbey Near Southampton

Interior View of the East End of Netley Abbey Near Southampton

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: Ktop XIV

Item number: 83-e

Genre: Topographical Drawing

The Cistercian Abbey of Netley was founded in the 13th century the by Bishop of Winchester, Peter des Roches. It was converted into a private residence for Sir William Paulet after the dissolution of religious houses. It declined slowly in ruin, and its crumbling remains were romanticised by 18th-century writers and poets, Thomas Gray and Horace Walpole.

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