Delapre Abbey

Built in the 1100's by Simon Senlis who also built the castle the Abbey has had many changes in its lifetime. The core of the building still is modeled round the square cloister but the exterior is more 17th and 18th century. Sitting in a lovely park the owners of this abbey the Bouveries owned much of the land on which Far Cotton is now built. If you look at your deeds your may well find that the name Bouverie crops up early on Certainly in London Road Penrhyn road and Delapre Crescent as well as Delapre Street.

Here is a series of photographs of Delapre Abbey from around the turn of the century and before

Delapre Park Norman Hilliers horses 1958 - 60
Vivian Masters is on the right and Shelagh Campbell on the left, holding her dog Chubby

Now some views of what the abbey garden was like in the 60's and 70's

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