Very nice picture Tone. Greetings John.
Thanks for your visit and comment John. Greetings Tone.
oh Tone this is a very interesting, beautiful building and so well captured..thank you, Peter
Thank you very much thor☼odin™ Peter for your very kind words. They don't build em like that amymore. There is quite a bit of History to this building to.
The Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey
Torre Abbey was founded in 1196 as a monastery. In 1662 after the dissolution of monasteries it was the home of the Cary family until 1930. The Tithe Barn which stands next to Torre Abbey known as the “Spanish Barn”, was used to imprison 397 Spanish prisoners who were captured by the English Navy when fighting in the Armada in 1588. Their ship was towed to Torquay, and the prisoners were all held captive in overcrowded conditions. With a plague of Rats, Sickness and Disease very few of the prisoners survived. However, one of the Spaniards was given last rites on their deathbed by a local priest of the time, and it was discovered that the person was not a seaman at all, but a woman in disguise, who had been smuggled onto the ship in order to be with her lover or husband. Her ghost has been seen reappearing in Torre Abbey Meadows near to the waterfront, drifting slowly back towards the entrance of the Barn with a very down and tired looking face.
Very nice old monastery, and it is very well captured. Greetings Dalibor
Thank you DaliborDelibasic. for your kind comment.
Hallo studio4t1, impressive building and nice view.
Viele Grüße Micha
Viele Grüße Micha
Hello >| Micha |< Thank you. i'm glad you like this old Tithe Barn. They built things to last when they built this.
..., with plenty of storage space for a good harvest!
Hi Ge Ko Yes plenty of storage for a harvest. Except the harvist of 1588. When 397 Spanish prisoners from the Spanish Armada were held in there.
Thanks for the info!
Now I understand the captions!
You're welcome Ge Ko.
This info is very interesting! Very nice photo! Greetings, Liz
Thanks liz98 it's a very interesting place i was back there today. i will upload photos shortly.
I will come back Tone! :)) Greetings, Liz
Thanks Liz your most welcome. Greetings, Tone.
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Photo taken in Torquay, Torbay, UK
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