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Medmenham Abbey
Medmenham Abbey
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Brief Description: 84th slide in series showing Medmenham Abbey with steam launch Amazon visiting. -
Subject Date: 1911
Creator: Parker, W
Owner: Oxfordshire CC
Contributor: Centre for Oxfordshire Studies
Full Description: Little of the ancient Abbey is to be found amongst the present ruins. As the time of the dissolution of the monasteries the report of the Commissioners shows it had at that time only two monks, servants none, wood none - debts none, bells worth £2.1.8, the house wholly in ruins and the value of the movable goods £11.3.8. Henry VIII certainly did not get much out of that lot. (It is the same with the Thames as with other rivers, the monks always chose the most lovely spot for the erection of their monastic buildings.
Collection: Parker
Place: Medmenham, River Thames, England
Dimensions: Height: 3365mm, Width: 3420mm
Subject: Abbey, Lantern slide, Parker, Steam Launch, Source to Sea
Content Type: Lantern slides
Location: Centre for Oxfordshire Studies
Unique ID: tp-ox-pkr_084_medmenham_abbey-i-00-001.jpg
IPR: ThamesPilot
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