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Lacock Abbey in the sun Lacock Abbey Cloister
The clockhouseLacock Abbey (near Chippenham/ Wiltshire) was founded in 1232. After the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 it was converted into a home by Sir William Sharington. One of his descendants, Henry Fox Talbot, was the first to produce a photograpic negative. It shows the Oriel Window of the Abbey (in the middle between the bay windows of the above left picture) and is on display in the museum. You can also visit the cloister Entrance to Lacock Abbeycourt (an impression in the above right picture) and several mediaeval quarters. The stable courtyard added during the conversion has a nice clockhouse (left) and a brewery. You can also visit the gardens with several large trees a rose garden and a little lake (below right). Lacock Abbey is managed by the National Trust, so don't forget your membership card if you are a member.
Impression from the garden Another view of the entrance