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 Dorset Lacock Abbey Fox Talbot Photography Museum and Village

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Founded in 1232 and converted into a country house c.1540, the fine medieval cloisters, sacristy, chapter house and monastic rooms of the Abbey have survived largely intact. The handsome 16th-century stable courtyard has half-timbered gables, a clockhouse, brewery and bakehouse. The naturalistic woodland garden has a fine display of spring flowers and magnificent trees. There is an intimate Victorian rose garden with 18th-century summer house. A 'botanic' garden including unusual plant varieties has been developed over the last few years. The Photographic Museum commemorates the achievements of a former resident of the Abbey, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77), inventor of the negative/positive photographic process, whose descendants gave the Abbey and village to the Trust in 1944. The village, which dates from the 13th century and has many limewashed half-timbered and stone houses, was used as a location in the TV and film productions of Pride and Prejudice, Moll Flanders and Emma. The Abbey also featured in the recent Harry Potter films.

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