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Finding Location of an Abbey - Solved!
« on: Monday 23 May 05 22:17 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

My great-grandfather used to do watercolours and we still have a few.  One one of them is ruins and on the back is written what looks to be like the following

Imtion Abbey

Any ideas what or where this may be?

Thanks
Karen
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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 May 05 22:20 BST (UK) »
Hi Karen,

Could it be Tintern perhaps?

http://www.tintern.org.uk/abbey2.htm

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 May 05 23:29 BST (UK) »
And what a truly beautiful Abbey Tintern is..................on an autumn day.....sun shining ...........shafts of light falling through the stone arches of the long gone windows.........breathtaking.
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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 May 05 23:46 BST (UK) »
You could try contacting English Heritage or the National Trust, they may be able to help.

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 May 05 23:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the link, it is very beautiful.

I am attaching what is written on the back, I have traced it exactly, so perhaps that may help.

Thanks
Karen
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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #5 on: Monday 23 May 05 23:52 BST (UK) »
lets try this again,

K
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Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
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Etheridge - Gloucestershire

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 24 May 05 00:05 BST (UK) »
Hi Karen,

The writing looks like Imtton .....but that doesn't help you...sorry!

One other thought, the other pictures you have, do you know where they were painted? Any clues to if he had a particular favourite county/area that he liked to paint?

That might help narrow down your search.

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 24 May 05 00:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Tabitha,

Thanks for the tip.  One of the pictures is of Conwy Castle.  Thomas, who painted them was a butler for someone.  He was originally from Surrey.  At some point he was at Conwy Castle and then he's met and married in Ireland and then in 1910 came to Canada.   Whoever he worked for I believe that is how he got to these places.  He died in 1921 so no one was able to ask him questions.  The last place I have him in living/working at is Lisselan Estate in Clonakilty, Co. Cork before he came to Canada.

Karen


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Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 24 May 05 00:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Karen,

There are some abbey ruins near Clonakilty called Timoleague

http://www.invectis.co.uk/cork/wstimoleague.htm

That's probably another to knock off the list!!

Again I can't find anything that looks like the writing on the back of your picture, sorry.

tabitha  :)
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