SE0797 : Ruins of Ellerton Priory

taken 3 months ago, near to Marrick, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Ruins of Ellerton Priory
Ruins of Ellerton Priory
It was a good vantage point to see the remains of the priory church from moorland that was once owned by the nuns.
It was a small Cistercian nunnery dedicated to St. Mary, and founded in around 1200. The priory was surrendered in 1536 and formally dissolved in 1537.
Recent surveys have indicated that the site had the usual layout of a monastic house, with the church forming the north range of a cloister, the whole enclosed within an inner court with the precinct beyond. The church now includes a rectangular, aisleless nave, chancel and west tower. The earliest parts date to the 13th century, but the majority belongs to the 15th, with some remodelling carried out in the 19th century.
The two trees growing within the bounds of the nave are a Cedars and were planted when the ruin was gentrified in the 19thC as it was incorporated into the garden of Ellerton Priory House.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 March, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Priory 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0795 9738 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:22.3121N 1:52.7480W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0852 9661
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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