One of our first visits on Monday was Lacock Abbey. It was originally an abbey founded by the widowed Lady Ela the Countess of Salisbury in 1229. In 1539, Henry VIII sold it to William Sharington who converted it into a house. It remained in his family, later the Talbots, until it was given to the National Trust in 1944. There was some indication that it’s perhaps still occupied by members of the Talbot family.
It’s an interesting place to visit. The building spans from the original 11th century abbey down through about the 1950s. I’ll include a few pictures here any many more on Google+.