NZ9011 : Ruins of Whitby Abbey

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

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Ruins of Whitby Abbey
Ruins of Whitby Abbey
Viewed across the pool, the abbey ruins, cared for by English Heritage, stand on a headland.
"The first monastery here was founded in AD 657 by King Oswy of Northumbria. An Anglo-Saxon style 'double monastery' for men and women, its first ruler was the formidable royal princess Abbess Hild. Here, Caedmon the cowherd was miraculously transformed into an inspired poet; here, the future of the English church was decided by the Synod of Whitby in 664; and here the relics of Northumbrian kings and saints were enshrined." Source:LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 903 112 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.2975N 0:36.4443W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 904 111
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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