Just above the right-hand end of the roof of the red brick house is Lacock Abbey and a little way beyond that is the village of lacock. This view is from Bowden Hill.
Lacock Village and Abbey is owned by the National Trust and has remained largely unchanged over the centuries, untouched by any modern development such as road signs, telephone poles and television aerials. Because of this it is popular as a location for period films and television productions.
Parts of Lacock date back to the 13th century and there is a mixture of lime-washed, half-timbered and stone houses. High Street, shown here, is very wide whereas most of the other streets are not.
Some houses are a mixture of stone together with a timber-frame of which this house, on the corner of High Street and East Street, is one. Other houses on either side can be seen to be all stone.
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Lacock Abbey showing the main entrance. Tha abbey was founded in the early 13th century and after Henry VIII's little blitz was sold to Sir William Sharington and converted into a country house although the medieval cloisters, sacristy, chapter house and monastic rooms have survived largely intact.
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