Showing posts with label North Creake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label North Creake. Show all posts

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Creake Abbey illustration

Such a hot English day. The sun beats down from above on the ruins of this ancient abbey in North Creake and has done at least as far back as 1206. Nelson was born less than a mile to the North.

And I read with interest on the information board that a devastating fire tore trough the Abbey in c.1484, and, for once it seems, our Henry is innocent.

I settled down with sketchpad on a crumbling pillar, and captured the timelessness of the Abbey with this illustration.

The odd tourist was dwarfed by the still-present magnificence of its Norman crossing arch and its high walls (at least) still sheltered its flock with huge diagonal chunks of cooling shadow.

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Creake Abbey

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