Today to join in with Helena's Snap I am giving you one of my "through views". This time we are peeping in through the doors.
1. You enter the Abbey at the back directly into the cloisters originating back to the Middle Ages when the abbey was a nunnery which it remained until the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII. The doorway peeps through to one of the cloister windows overlooking the inner court yard.
2. It's not difficult to imagine the nuns still wandering through the cloisters but they also have a more modern notoriety as one of the locations in several of the Harry Potter films.
3. and 4. The church part of the abbey was destroyed but the rest became a home for nobility and eventually belonged to the Talbot family. I shall tell you more about the most famous member of this family tomorrow. A lot of the rooms are long, thin and high where they were previously occupied
by the nuns. They all lead off each other giving a feeling of anticipation from one room to the next.
Tomorrow I will back with some more specific details of this very historic house.