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Roche Abbey

Leaving my lovely little cottage on the edge of the Peak District, I went in search of Roche Abbey…

This isn’t the main Abbey, but it was so lovely!

One would need very little and very nimble feet to climb those stairs!

From the English Heritage site: “Beautifully set in a valley landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th Century, Roche Abbey has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations. Founded in the 12th century as a monastry of the Cistercian order, Roche Abbey was once home to 50 monks and 100 lay brothers.”

~ Bella


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