Saturday, 29 December 2007

Buckfast Abbey + Water wheel Mill at Buckfast


The well known Buckfast Abbey
+ The Water Wheel Mill at Buckfast Abbey.
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14 comments:

DigitalShutterMania said...

They are such interesting places and I wish I could be there sometime. Your blog is very cool and I also add your link into my blog.

Cheers
DSM

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Those are stunning photos! What a beautiful place!

I LOVE water mills! We have the oldest water mill in the U.S. in my town; I will post a photo soon so you can see it. =)

Sorry for my absence... it is school vacation here because of the holiday and I've had a houseful of happy commotion for the last week! =)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Is this the place where the infamous Buckfast Wine is made?

DeeMom said...

Oh my this place is beautiful.

Dragonstar said...

That water-wheel is huge and beautiful. Do they still work the mill?

Lilli & Nevada said...

Imac,
I found this to be so interesting of the Abbey, i had to do a search of it. I love churches and especially churches from the old country. I wanted to see the inside of the church so if anyone else is interested here is the website for it
http://www.buckfast.org.uk/site.php?use=stills
Thanks for the kind words on my blog. I have so enjoyed your blog that its too hard to stay away. Will take me many weeks and month to catch up here when i leave for vacation. But i will.

RuneE said...

I have just read an article about the development of mills of various sorts - among them the water mill driven ones. It was very interesting to see such a big one "live". The only one of this size I have ever seen was at a museum in Denmark. They could deliver(according to their times)"tremendous power". Do you happen to know if it is till in working order? (If I know anything about the English and their sense for conservation - it probably is)

Beautiful church - and you have a lot of them!

Thank you for your own kind words!

Angie said...

Hi Imac,
I got your message on my Skywatch so here I am, obeying orders,lol. Seriously though,the pictures of Buckfast are lovely.I see Old Wom Tigley refers to the infamous Buckfast wine! I rather liked it when I tried it years ago!

YesBut said...

And the wheel goes round and round.

imac said...

Yep, Buckfast Abbey is famous for its wine and also mead.

I know the water wheel goes round and works, but dont think the mill is in opperation now.??

Mike said...

The water mill? I never saw that when I visited. I stayed on reatreat with the monks for 3 days, a beautiful place.
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lv2scpbk said...

They are both beautiful. I really like towers for some reason.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Nice shots, I'll be visiting Buckfast on my next trip to UK, I hope.

smilnsigh said...

Beautiful photos!

Wonder what's now inside of the Water Wheel Mill? I kind of doubt it's still a mill. But it certainly must be in use.

When I first read ~ I thought you said Water Wheel Mill Inn! Sometimes I like it when I misread. I wanted to ask you if you had any pics of inside! :-)

Mari-Nanci