SE6132 : Selby Abbey

taken 16 years ago, near to Selby, North Yorkshire, England

This is 1 of 35 images, with title Selby Abbey in this square
Selby Abbey
Selby Abbey
Shortly after the Norman conquest, a monk called Benedict (or Benoit) experienced a vision in Auxerre Abbey and received instructions from Saint Germain to go to Selby and build an abbey there. He arrived in Selby with the dried finger of St. Germain in about 1069 and obtained a charter from William the Conqueror to build the abbey and monastery. The earliest parts of the stone building now present were built by Benedict's successor Abbot Hugh to replace Benedict's original wooden one which stood on nearby Church Hill. The abbey church survived as a parish church after 1539 when most of the other buildings were demolished or fell into ruin after Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries.

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Selby Abbey [199] · Abbey Church [19] · Church Hill [9] · Part of the Abbey [8] · Parish of Selby [7] · Abbey Monastery [2] Title Clusters: · Selby Abbey [35] ·
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SE6132, 929 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Paul Glazzard   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 9 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 10 November, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 615 323 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.0415N 1:4.0495W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 615 323
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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