2011

SE5785 : Rievaulx Abbey

taken 13 years ago, near to Rievaulx, North Yorkshire, England

This is 1 of 32 images, with title Rievaulx Abbey in this square
Rievaulx Abbey
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.

LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) - English Heritage, Rievaulx Abbey

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SE5785, 152 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5766 8502 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:15.4567N 1:6.9841W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5761 8502
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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