SE2768 : Looking towards Huby's Tower at Fountains Abbey

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

Looking towards Huby's Tower at Fountains Abbey
Looking towards Huby's Tower at 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 is looking towards the main body of the Abbey, with Huby's Tower rising above the Chapel of the Nine Altars. Huby's Tower is 167 feet high. It was built around 1500 by Abbot Marmaduke Huby. The Chapel of the Nine Altars dates from the mid-1200s and was a series of small chapels along the eastern wall. The chapels were used by ordained priests to say mass on request, for example for patrons who gave land or gifts to the Abbey.

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)
Wednesday, 21 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2751 6830 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:6.5909N 1:34.8429W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2760 6826
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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