Jacobean invite

One of the doors of Anglesey Abbey

One of the entrances to Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, June 2020

One of the doors of Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey started its life as a hospital, in the early 12th century, and was converted into an Augustinian priory about a century later. It acted as religious home to a small community of monks until Henry VIII and his Dissolution of the Monasteries brought it to an end in 1536. The priory was left to fall into disrepair, with materials removed and used for other buildings in the area.

One of the doors of Anglesey Abbey

The current house was built in the early 17th century, based on the remains of the priory, and it has gone through several changes of hands since then. All of those hands seemed to take good care, though in the mid 19th century, the owner demolished the surviving medieval outbuildings to make way for a new stable block.

Door and windows of main entrance to Anglesey Abbey

What we have now is a charming Jacobean-style house, set in beautiful gardens, and looked after by the National Trust. The house is closed at the moment, but the gardens are open and they are well worth a visit (picnics welcome). Pop over to their website to check opening hours and book your slot (necessary in the post-lockdown days)

Jacobean style hours with green lawn in front

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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 25 June 2020

Posted as part of Norm’s Doors

17 thoughts on “Jacobean invite

        1. I just popped over to visit you, Patricia. I loved the afrikaans post – and very glad you translated, even from English! My boss is South African so maybe I should try some of these on him. 🙂

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        2. Ha ha 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it, Debbie. Have to be honest, my husband is Afrikaans so he helped a lot with that post 😉
          But they are rather fun, isn’t it! Enjoy using them 😉

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