Tewkesbury Abbey

Hemming Robeson was the Vicar of Tewkesbury 1877-92. During his incumbency the great restoration of the Abbey started in 1875, was completed, and the Abbey House, the Gateway and a number of adjoining buildings were bought back for the Church. He was a founder of the Tewkesbury High School for Girls, the building now occupied by the Abbey School.

He moved to Bristol in 1892 and became Archdeacon of Bristol and North Wilts. Dying in 1912, he was buried in Bristol.*

Tewkesbury Abbey

*From an information board

16 Comments CherryPie on Mar 17th 2016

16 Responses to “The Robeson Cenotaph”

  1. Ginnie says:

    Here’s a question for you, Cherry: can one visit this abbey and the Gloucester Cathedral in one day…or is that nigh to impossible???? If impossible and you had to pick one, which would you choose?

    • CherryPie says:

      You can visit them in one day, we did :-) We also visited the Dockyard which left us a bit short of time in Tewkesbury Abbey.

      I like them both, they are different and both are well worth a visit. If I only had time for one I think I would choose Gloucester Cathedral. It has lots of interest and I particularly like the Cloisters.

  2. James Higham says:

    Midas would be in thrall at the colour.

  3. Amfortas says:

    Magnificent arches. What a ‘ceiling’.

  4. ....peter:) says:

    i love the golden vaulted arches that open in different directions Cherie….peter:)

  5. Alan says:

    A very impressive ceiling and arches.

  6. lisl says:

    Interesting to read that even as late as that buildings were still being bought back, Cherie

  7. ubermouth says:

    Sometimes I wish I lived in your pocket! You see all the wonder of the world,don’t you Cherie?

  8. J_on_tour says:

    Great lighting in the Abbey reflected in your photos.