Why was it called this?

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This is the mediaeval tithe barn of Torre Abbey. Its size expresses the great wealth of this monastery. It is called the Spanish barn after its use as a prison for Armada sailors from a ship wrecked nearby.

Written by Tim Crine


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Title Value
Description:  
Written by Tim Crine
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Website www.torbay.gov.uk
Creator   Tim Crine  
Item  
Identifier ref 110
Date   1930  
Format   greyscale photograph; 169 mm x 270 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Torquay. Torre Abbey. Spanish barn. Building  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords architecture building Spanish Armada