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Waverley Abbey House, Surrey

Waverley Abbey House, SE side of Farnham, Surrey, on the River Wey.
See Google Maps and streetmap.co.uk.
NOT Waverly.


Waverley Abbey House.
See larger and full size. Photo 2006 from Kaman Chan.
And similar shot from Kaman Chan.
Used with permission.




The 12th century Waverley Abbey was suppressed in 1536.
It soon became a ruin.
Ruins survive today.

Waverley Abbey House was built 1723, across the river from the old abbey ruins.
It was bought by Thomas Orby Hunter 1747.
Kitty Hunter grew up there.
Sold by Charles Orby Hunter 1771.

Sir Walter Scott used visit the family living at Waverley Abbey House in the early 19th century.
It is thought that he used the name for Waverley (1814), the first historical novel.
Hence named after it would also be the Waverley Novels and Waverley Station, Edinburgh and Waverley, Sydney.

Waverley Abbey House is now the HQ of the Christian group CWR (Crusade for World Revival).





Waverley Abbey House (to N) and ruins of Waverley Abbey (to S).
From old map. Revised: 1895. Published: 1898.



Waverley Abbey House to N of lake.
Ruins of Waverley Abbey to S, across pretty bridge.
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From Google Maps.



Waverley Abbey ruins and Waverley Abbey House in background.
Published in A Topographical History of Surrey, 1850.
From antiqueprints.com.



Waverley Abbey House.
Photo 2006 from here. Used with permission.



Waverley Abbey House. From the bridge.
Photo 2006 from here. Used with permission. See terms of use.



Waverley Abbey House.
Photo 2007 by Steven Hodges. From here. See terms of use.
See larger and full size.



The bridge between Waverley Abbey and Waverley Abbey House.
See larger and full size. Photo 2006 from Kaman Chan. Used with permission.



Waverley Abbey ruins, seen across the bridge, from Waverley Abbey House side.
See larger and full size. Photo 2006 from Kaman Chan. Used with permission.
See also 2006 shot looking other way (towards house). From here. Picture by Mark A. Owen. See terms of use.




Waverley Abbey lake and bridge.
Photo 2005 by Ian Harding. From here. See terms of use.
See full size.





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