Then & Now

Garden of Rest Stonework part 1 – Then & Now

Garden of Rest walls being built from the Abbey Stonework - part 1
Garden of Rest walls being built from the Abbey Stonework – part 1

According to The Abbey of St Mary guidebook by E. Carey-Hill (Odibourne Press, 1985) “When the north cloister wall of 1890 was rebuilt in 1984, the carved stones were grouped according to architectural type”.

Garden of Rest walls being built from the Abbey Stonework - part 2
Garden of Rest walls being built from the Abbey Stonework – part 2

He goes on to say “Not all examples of each type have been exposed, as some are buried in the wall for better preservation. The majority of stones are from the Decorated period, c1280 – 1370, and from the Priory Church, which was given an extensive facelift at this time, including new windows. The length of the wall is approximately 95 feet.”

Share this article:

3 thoughts on “Garden of Rest Stonework part 1 – Then & Now

Leave a Reply

Alternatively, login with:




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.