Arrival at Thornton Abbey Gatehouse  2013

by john albert walker

oil on linen, 71 x 107 cm [br] During the 1950s, as a teenager living in Grimsby, I sometimes cycled with a friend to Thornton Abbey, a ruined Augustinian monastery (founded 1140 and suppressed in 1539) located close to the River Humber in North Lincolnshire about 16 miles from the town. King Henry VIII once visited the monastery. The Gatehouse, built from brick in 1377-8...
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