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Houses on Abbot's Walk, Reading
Houses on Abbot's Walk, Reading - by Edward Lever ©
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Photographer: © Edward Lever (Gallery)(24th February 2015)
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Houses on Abbot's Walk, Reading

These imposing Grade II Listed houses (circa 1840), now converted into apartments, are adjacent to the Abbey Ruins and overlook the Forbury Gardens.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 64 mm, Aperture: f 11.3, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/100 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: February 23, 2015, 3:37 pm
ImageID:1195445, Image size: 3000 x 2000 pixels

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Comment by rustyruth(24th February 2015)

They are in a nice position next to the Abbey. I bet they were very grand in their day, I also suspect they are very expensive apartments now.

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Comment by James Prescott(24th February 2015)

Nice one Edward

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(24th February 2015)

Excellent Edward, I like the buildings of different eras side by side. One thought, is the Abbey haunted and do the new building get visitations?

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Comment by Edward Lever (Photo owner)(25th February 2015)

Vince, thank you for the comment. I haven't heard of any reports of hauntings in the vicinity, although many ghastly deeds have been done in the area, perhaps the most notable being the martyrdom in 1539 of the last Abbot of Reading, the Blessed Hugh Faringdon. He had fallen out of favour with King Henry VIII, and also fell foul of Thomas Cromwell. After imprisonment in the Tower of London, he was taken back to Reading, to be hung, drawn and quartered outside the Abbey Gate. Also suffering this dreadful fate were his associates John Eynon and John Rugg.

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