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If you go down in the woods today.....Elizabethan Manor House at Chapel Cleeve

By HobbitDave
An Elizabethan Manor House in West Somerset with a fascinating history, built on the foundations of an earlier 13th century monastic 'rest house/sanctuary' and chapel for elderly monks from nearby Cleeve Abbey, about 2 miles away (see pictures by ephotozine member 'Mars' for pictures of the Abbey itself).
A fascinating place and environment.
Photo taken from Monk's Path, Old Cleeve, @ 300mm telephoto.

Tags: Architecture Somerset Medieval Minehead Manor house Elizabethan Chapel cleeve

Voters: BERTRAM, bracken95, cjl47 and 15 more


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Comments


28 Oct 2008 8:57AM
A lovely shot with great composition.
James

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cjl47 8 4 3 England
28 Oct 2008 9:17AM
A lovely view, well captured
chris
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
28 Oct 2008 9:29AM
This is a beautiful building, have been lucky enough to look around parts of it. My Grandparents house was an early one, built to house the monks who built Cleeve Abbey. It had a chapel, hidden staircase, priest hole and a tunnel that ran quite a distance from the property. I think it was there that my interest in history started, an amazing place to spend my holidays as a child. Was also very haunted, several people reporting the same sightings. Saw a few things there myself, but would be a bit long to write down here.
John
28 Oct 2008 9:53AM

Quote:This is a beautiful building, have been lucky enough to look around parts of it. My Grandparents house was an early one, built to house the monks who built Cleeve Abbey. It had a chapel, hidden staircase, priest hole and a tunnel that ran quite a distance from the property. I think it was there that my interest in history started, an amazing place to spend my holidays as a child. Was also very haunted, several people reporting the same sightings. Saw a few things there myself, but would be a bit long to write down here.
John

Where abouts was your grandparents house, John? I wonder if in Williton or Washford? Souds fascinating place. Dave
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
28 Oct 2008 10:55AM
A lovely shot like the animals adds life and interest. - gary
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
28 Oct 2008 12:21PM
Great shot Dave, lovely comp

Stace
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
28 Oct 2008 1:53PM
Such a lovely landscape, so well composed.
Bob
28 Oct 2008 3:34PM
Nice landscape. Sylvia
Hebe 9 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 8:10PM
Such a lovely shot, brilliantly captured.
mars 9 England
28 Oct 2008 9:50PM
A beautiful capture!


M
BEVZED Plus
9 1.1k United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 11:16PM
spent many an hour inside here as a teenager Dave, I still love the place ...
RTDS 8 Cyprus
29 Oct 2008 12:03PM
Great capture.
I like the way you took this shot..the Elizabethan Manor House in the background with the trees surounding the house.
Great details and colours.
Robert
Rach1970 8 14 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2008 8:20PM
Great image with the lane leading your eye into the picture. Nice one.
Rachel
jemcat 4
19 Apr 2012 3:27PM

Quote:This is a beautiful building, have been lucky enough to look around parts of it. My Grandparents house was an early one, built to house the monks who built Cleeve Abbey. It had a chapel, hidden staircase, priest hole and a tunnel that ran quite a distance from the property. I think it was there that my interest in history started, an amazing place to spend my holidays as a child. Was also very haunted, several people reporting the same sightings. Saw a few things there myself, but would be a bit long to write down here.
John



Hello John.
I am about to put in an offer for Chapel Cleeve Manor and came upon this site as I was looking for info about the property.I realise this was posted a few years ago but if you do get to read this I would love to hear more. Julie.

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