The Abingdon Blog

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

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Enter The Abbey

The gateway was built around 1460 and served to divide Town (this side) from Abingdon Abbey (that).

Over the central arch can be seen the arms of Abingdon Abbey with the four birds (mythical martlets) and a cross.

At the top are four gargoyles, the rightmost one resembles a pig. Not all of the gargoyles are as old as the gateway.

As you go through the gateway you will find that there are buildings that really date back to the Abbey, and others that look like they might, but don't.

There is also a sign to the medieval gardens...


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