Oak’s trip to Abingdon Abbey

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Tim dressed as a monk to show us some of the older parts of Abbey.

We found a small door which the monks used to use to enter the church of St Nicholas.

These arches were the entrance to the Abbey grounds. Carriages would go through the large arch and people would walk through the smaller arches. Only men were allowed in the Abbey.

We ran around what was the perimeter of the Abbey. It was enormous, at the time it was the 6th largest church in England.

This was the mill pond. The stream turned the wheel in the mill to grind flour for the monks’ bread.

We really enjoyed our visit to the Abbey and learnt a lot about the history of the town. Tim was a fantastic tour guide.