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Netley Abbey, Hampshire, 1872

Netley Abbey, Hampshire, 1872

Artist: Buckler, John Chessell

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Additional MS 37122B

Item number: f3

Length: 58

Width: 37

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of the dramatic ruins of Netley Abbey, which were romanticised by poets and writers. 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 in the 16th century. In c.1700, a new owner the Earl of Hertford dismantled much of the abbey and sold off its stone to be reused elsewhere.

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