SE5785 : The Presbytery, Rievaulx Abbey

taken 7 years ago, near to Rievaulx, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Presbytery, Rievaulx Abbey
The Presbytery, Rievaulx Abbey
Rievaulx Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey near Helmsley in North Yorkshire.

The Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey as a mission for the colonisation of the north of England and Scotland. It was the first Cistercian abbey in the north

It became one of the wealthiest abbeys in England until Henry VIIIís Dissolution of the Monasteries. In 1538 Henry ordered the buildings to be rendered uninhabitable and stripped of valuables such as lead.
Its ruins are now a tourist attraction in the care of English Heritage.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5767 8503 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:15.4620N 1:6.9748W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5766 8505
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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12th Century  Twelfth Century  Place of Worship  Cistercian  Abbey  Monastery  English Heritage  Scheduled Ancient Monument 

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