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Tintern Abbey
Ledger Stone

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Tintern Abbey, Tintern, Monmouthshire 17 July 2015

Tintern Abbey, Tintern, Monmouthshire 17 July 2015
The ledger stone of Sir William Wellsted who was buried within the abbey. Of note are the fish images to the left. Three interlocked fish in a circle represent Christ as Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and the Saviour. The fish is of course, a well known early Christian symbol.

Tintern Abbey was founded in 1131 by Sir Walter fitz Richard of Clare, the second Cistercian Abbey in Britain. It was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th Century, by Henry VIII. Today an inspired ruin in the Wye Valley, it has inspired the likes of Wordsworth and Turner.