The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Abbey Grounds re-open


The Abbey Gateway looks complete, apart from perhaps a little remedial work where some flag-stones have got chipped. In any case more bollards have been added to stop the heavy vehicles.

The Abbey Grounds have been re-opened for over a week now. There may have been a ceremony, or that could still be to come.

Some areas have been recently reseeded with grass, and so for the present there are notices asking people to keep to the paths. But the paths are far more extensive than before, and you can do a circuit on the way to see Queen Victoria.

Trendell's Folley has also been opened up with new paths. All of these grounds were originally laid out by Mr Trendell who lived at Old Abbey House.

And stones like this now mark the likely shape of the great church of St Mary, which graced the centre of Abingdon Abbey.

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