SE2768 : Fountains Hall seen across the River Skell

taken 1 year ago, near to Aldfield, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Fountains Hall seen across the River Skell
Fountains Hall seen across the River Skell
Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It was founded in 1132, and dissolved in 1539. The Abbey buildings and over 500 acres of land were sold by the Crown to Sir Richard Gresham, at the time a Member of Parliament and former Lord Mayor of London.

The site was acquired in 1597 by Sir Stephen Proctor, who used stone from the monastic complex to build Fountains Hall. This was far enough advanced by 1604 for him to be living there in that year. Between 1627 and 1767, the estate was owned by the Messenger family who sold it to William Aislaby who was responsible for combining it with the Studley Royal Estate. More about Fountains Hall can be seen at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 20 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2713 6827 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:6.5760N 1:35.1918W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2715 6822
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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