SE2768 : Abbot Huby's Tower

taken 6 months ago, near to Aldfield, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Abbot Huby's Tower
Abbot Huby's Tower
A view up the inside of the tower, which was the last part of the abbey church to be constructed in circa 1500 by Abbot Marmaduke Huby. The original rule of Cistercian monasteries was that there should be no fripperies such as towers, but by 1500 many of the old prohibitions had been overturned or quietly forgotten. It is said that Abbot Huby was more interested in hunting than in prayer. Guard rails can be seen above the big traceried window as there is access to the upper parts of the 50m high tower for NT Staff.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 December, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 January, 2019
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2747 6832 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:6.6019N 1:34.8795W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2748 6831
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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