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Old 23rd December 2013, 18:27   #1
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Xmas at Lacock

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacock_Abbey

Spent a day at the splendid Lacock yesterday,cannot believe i have not been before seeing as its only twenty odd miles away,the Christmas theme made it a perfect time,the place has some parts that really are hairs on the back of your neck good!
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The picture below is one of the 16th century brewhouse...very atmospheric was this building.









The picture below is where the Abess lived...you can see her little peephole above in the buttress where she could keep an eye on the nuns without having to walk down the cold steps.



The picture below is where an ox or pig was salted





All the best to you all and hope that you have a good Xmas and New Year

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Re: Xmas at Lacock

That place could tell some stories

Great photos Lee.

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Re: Xmas at Lacock

Some very creepy places there Gibbo including a room with old stone medieval coffins...empty of course

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Nothing weird showed up in any of your photos?

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Only one of me in my Frosty the snowman jumper

Not really Gibbo but as i said the old brewhouse was very atmospheric.

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Fascinating history to the place. Not sure if i would stay a night there tho

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Re: Xmas at Lacock

Some old grafitti....there was older back to the 15th century



The only place for the nuns to keep warm,the ancient fireplace in the Warming room...it is where the salting bath was...where they probably cooked the meat.


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Lovely photo's Lee. Thank you for all the ones which you have shared with us on this forum over the past year. Keep them coming in 2014 please.

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[QUOTE=leefer;158090]Some old grafitti....there was older back to the 15th century



...it is where the salting bath was...


I think that may have been used for salting the meat to preserve it through the winter months when fresh meat was hard to come by.

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