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Re: Bayham Abbey
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 16:25:47 »
Thanks Alex2112, I'll keep searching too.

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Re: Bayham Abbey
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 16:16:42 »
In fact the Kent gatehouse is image 2.

Does anyone know about the history of the church that can be seen on the Kent side and is on private land? I did try accessing it but the narrow road towards it is smothered in 'Private No Trespassing' signs.

I'm afraid the only information I have on it is that it's a 19th century, Victorian gothic building, now converted to a private Church. I was told by an English Heritage volunteer at the Old Abbey that it recently sold for well over £1,000,000. I'm not sure how accurate that is though. I've been looking for information on this myself for a while actually and it seems to be rather sparse.

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Re: Bayham Abbey
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 23:09:20 »
In fact the Kent gatehouse is image 2.

Does anyone know about the history of the church that can be seen on the Kent side and is on private land? I did try accessing it but the narrow road towards it is smothered in 'Private No Trespassing' signs.

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Re: Bayham Abbey
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 10:59:25 »
Hi Merc, it must be very near the border.
I have look here for the address: Lamberhurst, Kent
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/bayham-old-abbey/
Thanks for the new link. :)

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Re: Bayham Abbey
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 10:40:39 »
Nice pics Lucsa :)

It's listed as being in East Sussex, but it is very near the border...

"To provide access from both counties, there were originally two gatehouses at Bayham Abbey. The Sussex gatehouse has disappeared without trace, but the façade of the early 14th century Kentish gatehouse was retained to present a 'romantic' feature in the grounds of the later Old Abbey House"

http://www.theheritagetrail.co.uk/abbeys/bayham_abbey.htm

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Re: Bayham Abbey
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 08:39:38 »
welcome to the forum lucsa nice pictures I'm sure you're going to enjoy yourselves here and learn more of Kent the Garden of England.

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Bayham Abbey
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 08:26:28 »
We have visit a few years ago this Abbey ruins (Lamberhurst) near the border with Sussex.







 

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