Marble Surface

2013

Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey is a country house, formerly a priory, in the village of Lode, 5.5 miles (8.9 km) northeast of Cambridge. The house and its grounds are owned by the National Trust and are open to the public as part of the Anglesey Abbey, Garden & Lode Mill property, although some parts remain the private home of the Fairhaven family.

The 98 acres (400,000 m²) of landscaped grounds are divided into a number of walks and gardens, with classical statuary, topiary and flowerbeds. The grounds were laid out in an 18th-century style by the estate's last private owner, the 1st Baron Fairhaven, in the 1930s. A large pool, the Quarry Pool, is believed to be the site of a 19th-century coprolite mine. Lode Water Mill dating from the 18th century was restored to working condition in 1982 and now sells flour to visitors.

For once we were blessed with excellent weather for photography: after weeks of bitingly cold east winds, it was a still day with relatively warm hazy sunshine. It is a huge site to cover in one day and most of us spent two long sessions in the grounds either side of lunch.

If you have not visited recently, I recommend it highly.

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A Night on the Tiles
A Night on the Tiles

Malcolm Reed

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Bob Holt

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Bob Holt

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Bryan Durrant

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Lion
Lion

Sheila Pendred

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Sheila Pendred

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Temple 1
Temple 1

Sheila Pendred

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Temple 2
Temple 2

Sheila Pendred

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Bark
Bark

Annie Ford

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Birch
Birch

Dave Miller

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Birch Trees Close-up
Birch Trees Close-up

Win Miller

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Birch Trees
Birch Trees

Win Miller

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Birches
Birches

Annie Ford

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Clock and Books
Clock and Books

Win Miller

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Daffodils
Daffodils

Annie Ford

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Feeding in the cafeteria
Feeding in the cafeteria

Mark Shorley

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Galba
Galba

Malcolm Reed

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Gargoyle
Gargoyle

Annie Ford

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Grasses
Grasses

Annie Ford

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Happiness
Happiness

Malcolm Reed

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Indecision
Indecision

Dave Miller

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Knop
Knop

Malcolm Reed

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