SE2768 : Bridge over the River Skell, Fountains Abbey

taken 10 months ago, near to Aldfield, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Bridge over the River Skell, Fountains Abbey
Bridge over the River Skell, Fountains Abbey
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.

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. The full history of Fountains Abbey can be seen at LinkExternal link This bridge across the River Skell is close to the mill - see LinkExternal link

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park are Grade I listed and are owned by the National Trust and managed by English Heritage.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 20 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Grassland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2730 6821 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:6.5431N 1:35.0361W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2733 6823
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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