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Lacock Abbey (Lacock)

Lacock Abbey is a historic house in the picturesque Wiltshire village of Lacock.

The abbey was founded in 1229 for Augustinian canonesses by Ela, the Countess of Salisbury. The cloisters, sacristy, chapter house and monastic rooms have survived more or less intact.

At the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII, it was the last religious house to be closed in 1539. Purchased by Sir William Sharington, it was converted into a private house. Additions at this time included a splendid tower.

The estate includes a Victorian rose garden and woodland garden.

The Fox Talbot Museum celebrates the photoraphy pioneer, who lived here.

Lacock Abbey has appeared in Harry Potter films.

The abbey is owned by the National Trust, as is the whole village.

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