Black & White: Abandoned

Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk

This former Cluniac Priory was torn down during the Reformation in 1584. For 450 years it was the home and workplace of monks and their servants, a refuge for pilgrims and a stopping point for royalty, clergy and nobility.

Cee has taken over the Black and White Challenge with this week’s topic being ‘Abandoned or Alone’

6 thoughts on “Black & White: Abandoned

  1. I was there last week, after your recommendation. I really liked the Motte and Bailey castle, on the other side of the village, perhaps the best example that I have seen. You do the Priory justice with this B+W study Jude. Regards as always, Pete. x

      • No, the weather turned nasty at the end of the week. Did go to Baconsthorpe Castle though, a rare find. Moated manor house (ruins) run by English Heritage. Free entry, and tucked away up a farm track. Magical little spot, and we had it all to ourselves! x

    • It has very strong shapes so I thought B&W would work well. I was surprised at how quiet it was at a lot of the sites and churches we visited in August – though I suppose most people head for the beach in August, especially in that lovely sunshine we had. Missed Baconsthorpe, but there has to be a next time 🙂

    • I had to think hard about this one, but then realised how many abandoned priories and monasteries I had visited recently! I thought the brickwork here was suitable for converting to B&W.

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