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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lacock Abbey

Surrounded by its own grounds and located in picturesque Lacock (pronounced lay-cock) village is Lacock Abbey. Its origins as an Abbey date from the 13th century, but it was seized by Henry VIII, sold, and converted into a house in 1539. The interior of the house can be viewed any day but Monday from 13th March to 31st October.

Lacock AbbeyThe interior of the Abbey was made famous by the appearance of its cloisters in two of the early Harry Potter films. The abbey's most famous resident was William Henry Fox Talbot who played a major role in the invention of photography.

Lacock Abbey Lacock
near Chippenham, Wiltshire
SN15 2LG
Tel: 01249 730459
© 2010 John Westby

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