Bayham Old Abbey
Today we decided to visit, Bayham Old Abbey.. which is sited on the Kent/Sussex border. Although it was cloudy and the sun seemed to forget that it was supposed to come out and shine on these wonderful ruins, it didn’t spoil our day.
There is something about these photos that warrants the use of monochrome..
Bayham Old Abbey is an English Heritage property, located near Frant, East Sussex, England. Founded c. 1207 through a combination of the failing Premonstratensian monasteries of Otham and Brockley, Bayham functioned as an abbey until its dissolution in the 16th century. The ruins were partially modified in the late 18th century, to provide a better landscape feature during landscaping of the new Bayham Abbey mansion park, and were donated to the state in 1961.
Bayham Old Abbey is a wonderful place to visit with young children.. as well as those that are interested in architecture of days gone by, especially religious buildings and ancient ruins.
There is plenty of green space for picnics and for children to run to their hearts content. And of course a spot lunch at The Horseshoes, which you can read about here.