Whalley Abbey: The outer gatehouse of the nearby Cistercian abbey, beside the River Calder. The Cistercian Abbey was built in 1296 & survived until dissolution in 1537.
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Whalley Abbey

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The outer gatehouse of the Whalley Abbey

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The ruins of Whalley Abbey.

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The ruins of Whalley Abbey.

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The entrance archway to the Vestry of Whalley Abbey.

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The Reredorter of Whalley Abbey.  The reredorter was a communal latrine for the monks and was usually attached to the Monks' dormitory.

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The interior of the Reredorter of Whalley Abbey.  The reredorter was a communal latrine for the monks and was usually attached to the Monks' dormitory.

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The cloisters of Whalley Abbey.  A cloister consists usually of four corridors, with a courtyard or garth in the middle.

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The Nave of Whalley Abbey.  The nave is the central approach to the high altar.

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The cloisters and lavatorium Whalley Abbey.  The lavatorium is a trough where monks washed hands before meals.

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The millstream at Whalley Abbey.

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The Monks Day Room at Whalley Abbey.

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The Tudor Courtyard at Whalley Abbey.

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View of the Peter de Cestria Chapel, the oldest part of the Abbey dating from around c1250. It was the private chapel of the rector of Whalley.

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The Lavatorium of Whalley Abbey.  The lavatorium is a trough where monks washed hands before meals.

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The ruins of Whalley Abbey.

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The ruins and Altar of Whalley Abbey.

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Peter de Cestria Chapel, the oldest part of the Abbey dating from around c1250. It was the private chapel of the rector of Whalley.

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Whalley Abbey Gate House

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Whalley Abbey Gate House

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