Bayham Abbey, Kent

Bayham Abbey, Kent



John Glover
Bayham Abbey, Kent

Inscribed verso in ink: -Glover- and in pencil: 158 Abbey near Tonbridge Wells
Watercolour over pencil
28.7 by 41.1 cm., 11 1/4 by 16 in.

Bayham Abbey sits on the river Teise near Lamberhurst in Kent. It was founded by a Norman landowner Ralph de Dene in 1200 and was dissolved by Cardinal Wolseley in 1525. The estate belonged to the Camden in the late eighteenth century and they built Bayham Old Abbey House with grounds landscaped by Humphry Repton. The Abbey is now owned by English Heritage.