Anthony J Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

The 12th Century Buildwas Abbey in Shropshire, England

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Anthony J Sargeant took this photograph In Buildwas Abbey in 2010. Originally a Cistercian Monastery near the banks of the River Severn in Shropshire, England. It was a casualty of Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th Century. It is a now a magnificent and largely intact but roofless example of 12th Century architecture. It is just a few miles from Ironbridge which attracts hordes of visitors – but few venture along the river to find this beautiful quiet place which is maintained by English heritage.

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Anthony J Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

The magnificent 12th Century Cistercian Abbey at Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire, England

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Photographed by Anthony J Sargeant on a sunny summer’s day this magnificent 12th Century Cistercian abbey church is largely intact although roofless (it was closed and plundered by Henry VIII in the 16th Century Dissolution of the Monasteries). In the care of English Heritage it was notable how few visitors there were while just a few miles away Ironbridge was packed with tourists, oblivious to this gem so very close by.

Highly recommended for peace and tranquility this is a gem of Norman archicture.

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Anthony Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

Shropshire woodland carpeted with Lesser Celandine – to be followed by bluebells

Anthony Sargeant went to pick Wild Garlic along the Shropshire lane close to his home and found this woodland carpeted with the yellow star-like flowers of Lesser Celandine. A magical scene

via Shropshire woods carpeted with Lesser Celandine — Tony Anthony J Sargeant

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Primroses are flowering in Shropshire

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The English countryside is starting to come to life as Spring approaches. Around the Shropshire home of Anthony J Sargeant primroses are flowering in sheltered spots and some lanes have been carpeted with snowdrops for a few weeks. It will be good to get some more daylight as Spring approaches and some warmth into the soil.

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Landscape photography, Shropshire

Ancient Yew Tree on Wenlock Edge

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This ancient Yew tree was photographed by Anthony Sargeant just off the foot path that runs along the top of Wenlock Edge in Shropshire, England. It has a diameter in excess of two metres and must have grown undisturbed in its remote location for hundreds if not thousands of years.

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Anthony Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

Shropshire sunset

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This splendid Shropshire sunset was photographed by Anthony Sargeant from his home in the Corve Valley at 4pm on the 14th December 2016. Looking out across the meadows that surround the house the outline of the ancient oaks that abound in the area can be seen silhouetted against the sky. It is a very quiet and beautiful part of the world with its ever changing seasons.

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