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A group named themselves after the Abbey



Just up the road from me.


https://www.britannica.com/topic/Tintern-Abbey

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Before your post, SFA, I never knew exactly where Tintern Abbey was located. Thank You.

I think that must have been a picture of Wordsworth's ghost in the third clip... :)

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'Tis glorious, SFA. I had no idea Tintern Abbey is in Wales, and near the Wye also, no less!

The beauty is stunning; makes me feel much the same way as looking at photos of the loveliness of the Taj Mahal.

Well researched well posted, ty

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Update part one

A "secret" medieval tunnel system has been discovered by electrical technicians in south Wales.

A team working for Western Power Distribution made the discovery while moving an electrical pole near Tintern, in the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire.

Western Power said the tunnels, near to 12th Century Tintern Abbey, were not shown on any Ordnance Survey map.

After consultation with Cadw, the energy firm has stopped all work to allow archaeological investigation.

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imageUpdate part two

Mr Gore said "work stopped immediately", adding: "I have been involved in other excavations where we have discovered old wells and cellars not shown on any plans, but nothing as exciting and impressive as this."

The 4ft (122cm) high tunnel was "tucked away" underneath a footpath running parallel to the Angiddy Brook, and appears to follow the brook's route along the valley.

An expert from Cadw, the Welsh Government's historic and cultural heritage service, was said to be "very impressed" and "quite fascinated" by the discovery, Mr Gore added.

Western Power said the network of tunnels did not appear on any maps dating back as far as the 18th Century, and no local residents or authorities had any knowledge of it.

Mr Gore said it "could take years" before investigations were concluded.


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Remarkably well-dug tunnel... Four feet high and six feet wide.

But why not six feet high and four feet wide...?  Was it to hide treasure, if necessary, rather than for pedestrian traffic?

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I want to know if it leads to the Abbey.

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