SE5952 : St Mary's Abbey

taken 25 years ago, near to York, England

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St Mary's Abbey
St Mary's Abbey
The Ruins of St Mary's Abbey in the grounds of the Yorkshire Museum.
St Mary's Abbey, York

The Abbey of St Mary is a ruined Benedictine abbey in what are now the Yorkshire Museum Gardens.

The original abbey on the site was founded in 1055. The surviving ruins date back to the rebuilding programme begun in 1271 and finished by 1294.

The abbey was closed during Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries and was subsequently destroyed.

The remains are Grade I-listed (Historic England List Entry Number: 1257128 LinkExternal link

LinkExternal link - York UK
LinkExternal link - History of York
LinkExternal link (Yorkshire Museum)
LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link (Wikipedia articles)

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · St Mary's Abbey [108] · Yorkshire Museum [65] · Abbey Ruins [43] Other Photos: · The ruins of St Mary's Abbey Title Clusters: · St Mary's Abbey [5] ·
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SE5952, 1046 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Date Taken
July 1999   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 20 May, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 598 521 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.7080N 1:5.3573W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 598 522
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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