Croxden Abbey

Croxden Abbey is an English Heritage-administered site near Alton, Staffordshire. It was a Cistercian house whose church had a very impressive east end consisting of a semi-circular apse with five radiating chapels. It also had a very impressive (size-wise) latrine block. The site is a little out of the way but free.

Click on a thumbnail to view it full-size. (14 images - 1200 x 900 )

2009
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Abbot's Lodging from Infirmary
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Abbot's Lodging & Latrine
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Drain
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Latrine - exterior
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Warming House
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Cloister doors to Library, Chapter House & Parlour
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Chapter House, Library & South Transept of Church
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Passage, Parlour & Chapter House
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Dormitory Undercroft & South Transept
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East wall of Infirmary with Chapel
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Latrine - note the buttresses
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Radial chapels at east end of Church
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Stone sarcophagi
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South Transept and west end of Nave
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Annotated Aerial View