NZ5606 : Meynell Hall, Formerly Broctune Abbey

taken 13 years ago, near to Great Broughton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Meynell Hall, Formerly Broctune Abbey
Meynell Hall, Formerly Broctune Abbey
Meynell Hall is a Grade 1 listed building and has been known by that name since 1547. Prior to the dissolution of the monasteries it was known as Parva Broctune or Broctune Abbey and was one of about five daughter abbeys of Rievaulx Abbey. Rievaulx had a population of maybe a thousand monks, lay brothers and builders and grain and wool would have been produced at numerous grange farms and gathered centrally at the daughter abbeys. Horses, much valued by the jousting and hunting Normans would also have been bred here. Broctune also played a unique role. As the Cistercian monks were vegetarian, sea fish was a highly valued source of protein and Broctune was a preserving centre for fish and shellfish caught at Redcar and on the Tees Estuary using the salt available locally.
Parva Broctune
By June Hodgson (2005)

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Thursday, 29 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 564 062 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:26.8846N 1:7.9043W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 565 062
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