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Here are my photographs of the Dale Abbey in Dale Abbey (Derbyshire) it was founded around 1200 after the death of the hermit who built the local church by an order known as the White Canons because of the colour of their habits. The Abbey remained until 1538 when it was dissolved and the most of the building was demolished by the command of Henry VIII. Little actually remains of the Abbey except for the large 13th century east window and the local builders quickly made use of the newly available stone, just look at the local buildings and you can see the Abbeys stone everywhere. Ancient belief holds that if the arch fell the villagers would have to pay tithes.
The pictures were taken on the 10th of April 2005

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