Abingdon Abbey – The Remaining Buildings

Abingdon Abbey - The Remaining Buildings

This is part two of my look at Abingdon Abbey in Abingdon-on-Thames. Today Tim Miller, the curator of the abbey takes me around the extant buildings that survived the Dissolution of the Monasteries. He explains what they were used for and how they are utilised today. Abingdon Abbey dates back to Saxon times but have […]

Abingdon Abbey – Exploring What Was Once There

Abingdon Abbey - Exploring What Was Once There

I am furthering my exploration of Abingdon-on-Thames and today I am joined by American curator, Tim Miller, to look at the rise and fall of the once magnificent abbey that stood in Abingdon. The Saxons were responsible for their being a religious house here in the first place, but when the Danes came they burnt […]

Exploring Romney Marshes Churches – The Ruins of Eastbridge

Exploring Romney Marshes Churches - The Ruins of Eastbridge

Nigel Sadler, his son, Arun and I are taking a look at one of the many ruined churches on the Romney Marshes. The church is mentioned in the Domesday Book and is now in ruins. All that remains is the west tower, the walls of the nave and chancel remaining. It may have been a […]

Exploring St Thomas à Becket, Fairfield, on the Romney Marshes, Kent

Exploring St Thomas à Becket, Fairfield, on the Romney Marshes, Kent

Today, Nigel Sadler, his son, Arun, and myself have ventured down to the Romney Marshes to have a look at a few isolated churches there. The first on our trip is St Thomas à Becket in Fairfield. It stands alone in the marshes surrounded by drainage ditches and little wooden bridge to access it. Nigel […]

An Exploration of St Nicolas Church in Old Shoreham, West Sussex.

An Exploration of St Nicolas Church in Old Shoreham, West Sussex.

I have come to Shoreham in West Sussex to have a look at the 9th Century Saxon church that was updated by the Normans and later by the Victorians. There are some interesting carvings, a lovely old flint and rubble tower and more Normanisation than when the Norman actually rebuilt it. Join me for a […]