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Photographer: © Mark Rutley (Gallery)(26th March 2013)
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Titchfield Abbey

Titchfield Abbey is a medieval abbey and later country house, located in the village of Titchfield near Fareham in Hampshire, England. The abbey was founded in 1222 for Premonstratensian canons, an austere order of priests. The abbey was a minor house of its order, and became neither wealthy nor influential during its three centuries of monastic life; the inhabitants were devoted to scholarship, as shown by their very impressive library. Titchfield was closed in 1537 by Henry VIII of England during the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the building was converted into a mansion by Thomas Wriothesley, a powerful courtier. Later in the sixteenth century the abbey was home to Henry Wriothesley, who was a patron of William Shakespeare. In 1781 the abbey was abandoned and partially demolished to create a romantic ruin. The remains were purchased by the government in the early twentieth century and are now a Scheduled Ancient Monument under the care of English Heritage.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 28 mm, Aperture: f 22, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/30 sec, Metering Mode: Partial, Exposure Bias: -1 EV
Date/Time Creation: November 18, 2012, 12:40 pm
ImageID:1171356, Image size: 400 x 267 pixels

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Comment by Rob Lewis(26th March 2013)

Nice pic and info.

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Comment by Una Brister(26th March 2013)

Nice pic

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(26th March 2013)

Good interesting info and a good shot, seems a right mix of styles and ages there.

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Comment by Dave John(27th March 2013)

Excellent job Mark and good narrative, wish more folk would expound more info on the shots

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Comment by Mark Rutley (Photo owner)(27th March 2013)

Thanks for all the kind comments much appreciated.

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Comment by rustyruth(27th March 2013)

Lovely shot with a detailed history.

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