Magic Lantern Slide: Croyland Abbey, Northampton

This slide by William Weaver Baker shows Crowland Abbey (also spelt Croyland) in Northampton. The former Benedictine Abbey was dissolved in 1539, but the nave and aisles of the Abbey Church became used as a parish church. The focus of this photograph is on the West front of the abbey, the ruined part of the structure to the right of the building would have been the entrance to the nave. The gravestones in the foreground of the slide provide a record of how these looked over 100 years ago, many of which have now lost such detail.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Croyland Abbey, Northampton
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'CROYLAND ABBEY' on top edge; handwritten 'Croyland Abbey. Northampton.' on mount
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914); Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Person Initials
W. Weaver
Production Person Surname

View Full Details

Lantern Slide: Croyland Abbey, Northampton