The 12th century Waverley Abbey was suppressed in 1536.
Waverley Abbey House was built 1723,
across the river from the old abbey ruins.
It was bought by Thomas Orby Hunter in 1747.
His daughter Kitty Hunter (born 1740) would have grown up there.
Thomas Orby Hunter died in 1769.
His son Charles Orby Hunter sold Waverley Abbey House in 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 to N of lake.
Ruins of Waverley Abbey to S, across pretty bridge.
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Waverley Abbey ruins and Waverley Abbey House in background.
Published in A Topographical History of Surrey, 1850.
Waverley Abbey House.
Photo 2006 from here. 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.
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