Torre Abbey

model of torre abbey

As old as anywhere in the Bay the Abbey has celebrated over 800 years of existence and been in the thick of local history. From the early Premonstratensian order era to the 300 years in the ownership of the Cary family and their dilemmas when William of Orange landed at Brixham to restore the protestant order.

There are a number of paintings, sculptures and objects on display at this site including a selection of objects spinning and large objects as moving panoramas.

We also look at a sad reality of modern life, the struggle to obtain funding to maintain ancient buildings. Explore the ruins and architectural features.

Try the theme quiz before you browse and see how much you know.

Theme Tree

The items in the theme are categorised into various groups.

You can browse through the various subcategories by selecting a heading below or jump straight to a list of items at the end of the branch.