Lewes Priory ruins

Nearly a stone’s throw from my house are the ruins of the 11th-Century Priory of St Pancras, destroyed by Thomas Cromwell under Henry VIII in 1537. I have tried to photograph this site in varying light and weather but the resulting images tended to looked more like a pile of stones than the place of great historic significance that it is.

A couple of weeks ago a freezing fog descended on Lewes, covering everything in a fine layer of frost. The air was a white haze that had an eerie, oppressive effect on the world. In this ghostly light the Priory regained some of its haunted mystery as the casualty of political power. More landscape and townscape photographs can be found here.

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