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Report - The grotto and sisters Graves Flintshire August 2019


grindle

28DL Full Member
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Hidden behind the former abbey The ‘Secret Grotto’ is a local legend it is surreal looking and is slowly being taken over by nature. Adorning the walls are beautiful shells, quartz and pieces of blue and green glass. Benches, shelves and traditional feathers are carved into the walls and a huge chandelier rests on the ground where it has fallen.
The grotto building is in the garden of Talacre Abbey and was purportedly added to the complex at the late end of the 19th century. Formerly the home of the Mostyn baronets of Talacre. The Carmelite Margaret Mostyn grew up on the estate in the early 1600s. In 1919 the Mostyn family sold the estate by auction and in 1921 it was occupied by a community of Benedictine nuns, who moved out in 1988
The cemetery, unfortunately is abandoned and unkempt.
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Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Loved this. I use to live in a manor house with a folly walled garden and arches for drive and main front door. Love them. History to be documented :cool:
 

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