SE2768 : Fountains Mill

taken 8 years ago, near to Aldfield, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

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Fountains Mill
Fountains Mill
Fountains Mill nestles in the Skell Valley by the ancient abbey ruins, and is the estate’s oldest building; its earliest parts are older than any visible part of the abbey.

The mill was built originally as a huge monastic watermill and granary, to grind wheat, oats and barley to feed the whole abbey community. The monks’ diet was simple but wholesome with bread being the basis of every meal, therefore the mill played a vital part in their community.
LinkExternal link - National Trust
Fountains Abbey
Fountains Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery, founded in 1132. Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved Cistercian houses in England. It is a Grade I listed building and owned by the National Trust. Along with the adjacent Studley Royal Water Garden, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This LinkExternal link allows a "virtual tour" of the site using Google Streetview.


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Date Taken
Monday, 1 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2725 6819 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:6.5325N 1:35.0821W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2727 6817
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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