The Art and Where to Find It

Roche Abbey

Artist: Stephen P Smith

Location: Ethel Austin, All Saints' Square

This commissioned painting of Roche Abbey is one of only a few landscape scenes Smith has painted. Beautifully set in a valley landscaped by "Capability" Brown in the 18th Century. Roche Abbey in Maltby has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations. The soaring early Gothic transepts of this Cistercian monastery still survive to their original height and are ranked in importance with the finest early Gothic architecture in Britain.